Sam Venneri

sam venneri


I have over thirty years’ experience in aerospace and technology programs for NASA, the Department of Defense, and industry. I have provided both technical and management leadership for the development of innovative research activities that resulted in new science and commercial space missions and new performance capabilities for military and commercial aircraft. While serving as both Associate Administrator for Aerospace Technology and Chief Technologist at NASA, I was responsible for program and institutional management of four out of ten of the NASA centers and a budget of approximately $2 billion annually. I established the overall technology investment strategy for NASA including university research programs, the establishment of new program initiatives, facility requirements, and management of the NASA Technology Commercialization and SBIR programs. Currently I work at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology as a senior technology advisor.