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An Emmy Award winning journalist and strategic communicator, Bob's career and academic studies include extensive experience in leadership, organizational change, government relations, social media development, and crisis communications. He is a senior NASA spokesperson and serves as a deputy associate administrator for the Office of Communications. Responsible for leading and executing many of the agency's public outreach activities, he has written for leaders at the highest level of the federal government. Bob's innovative work incorporates emerging technologies into NASA’s communications activities to better share the agency’s compelling story. He launched and moderates many of the agency's highly recognized social media and multimedia initiatives, and is responsible for NASA's award-winning Internet homepage NASA.gov and NASA Television. Bob led the migration of NASA TV to HDTV. He has been honored with agency medals for exceptional achievement, exceptional service, and outstanding leadership, and is known as a collaborative team player who knows how to motivate others to achieve success. Bob has directed and produced countless multimedia projects with such notables as Neil Armstrong, Sen. John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin, Professor Stephen Hawking, William Shatner, June Lockhart, and Peter Cullen. He conceived, co-authored and edited three books, including "Hubble: A Journey through Space and Time" and "Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts." A native of Nashville, he earned a bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, and a master's degree from Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.

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