Dr. Klaus Dannenberg is the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Strategy Officer of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). In this capacity, he has responsibility for the Institute’s strategic direction including new application areas within the changing 21st century global aerospace marketplace, new constituencies that reflect that marketplace, and new products and services planned to fulfill the needs of the professional aerospace community. Prior to joining the AIAA staff in 2005, his 37-years in the aerospace industry were focused on application of information technology to complex aerospace and defense problems, primarily development of guidance, navigation, and control systems and C3I systems. He is a Fellow of the AIAA and has served as AIAA’s Vice President-Finance, as Technical Director for Information Systems, and as chair of the Institute’s Honors and Awards program. Other professional responsibilities have included leadership roles in the National Training Systems Association, the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He has served on the Boards of Advisors for several universities in their respective schools of engineering and/or departments of aerospace engineering.