Col. Gregory H. Johnson, Treasurer - ​(Colonel, USAF, Ret.)


Former US Air Force pilot, astronaut, and aerospace leader. Served as the President and Executive Director, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) until Mar 2018.  Under his leadership, CASIS and the International Space Station National Lab (ISS NL) community grew and matured by expanding the pipeline of non-traditional and innovative ISS NL users, generating significant non-NASA resources and funding, facilitating strong support from commercial companies, institutions and other government agencies, and clearly communicating the opportunities and possibilities through channels new to space-based research and STEM. 

USAF/NASA career: a decorated fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut on missions. Retiring as a Colonel after nearly 25 years of service, he was selected as a NASA Astronaut and ultimately piloted two Space Shuttle missions, STS-123 and STS-134, spending 32 total days in orbit and contributing to the assembly of the ISS. Additionally, he was the Associate Director of External Programs at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. In that role, he managed all public affairs, outreach, and educational programs at the Center.

Johnson received his B.S. in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, his M.S. in flight structures engineering from Columbia University and his M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Johnson serves on multiple Boards including the SpaceCom Advisory Board, the Astronaut Memorial Foundation, and the National Boy Scouts of America STEM Advisory Board. Member of Association of Space Explorers (ASE), Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the Rotary Club.