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Board of Directors

Our volunteer Board of Directors is responsible for governing and setting The Planetary Society's policies and future directions. They are all leaders, chosen for their passion about and knowledge of space exploration.

The Society presently has 12 board members (more or fewer are permitted by charter) elected yearly by their peers.  The Board normally meets twice per year.  It has a Chairman, President, and Vice President and an Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee consists of the four officers,  Jim Bell, Heidi Hammel, Lon Levin, and Wally Hooser as well as Board Chair, Dan Geraci, and CEO, Bill Nye.

Nominations are sought and considered periodically from a variety of sources, including from members of the Board and Advisory Council, Society Members, staff, and experts in the space community.

Jim Bell

President of the Board of Directors
Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration Arizona State University

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Daniel T. Geraci

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Managing Partner & Director, Cygnus Investment Partners

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Heidi Hammel

Vice President of the Board of Directors
Executive Vice President of AURA, Inc

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Wally Hooser

Secretary, Board of Directors
Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

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G. Scott Hubbard

Board of Directors
Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University

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Lon C. Levin

Treasurer, Board of Directors
President and CEO, GEOshare

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John M. Logsdon

Board of Directors
John M. Logsdon, Board of Directors, The Planetary Society Professor Emeritus, Space Policy Institute The George Washington University

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Robert Picardo

Board of Directors
Actor

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Britney Schmidt

Board of Directors
Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Bijal (Bee) Thakore

Board of Directors
Regional Coordinator for Asia Pacific, Space Generation Advisory Council

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Fillmore Wood

Board of Directors
Former Vice President and Regional Managing Counsel of BP, Retired

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