Pardee RAND Graduate School

The Pardee RAND Graduate School Honors
Mark J. Albrecht
with the First Alumni Leadership Award

On behalf of The Pardee RAND Graduate School and the PRGS Alumni Association, I am pleased to announce that Mark J. Albrecht, cohort ’73, is the inaugural recipient of the Alumni Leadership Award. The award will be given on Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Celebratory Dinner during Commencement Weekend.

Mark has served and led with distinction in both the public and private sectors. A leading figure in the American space program, he has been the principal advisor on space to President George H.W. Bush as Executive Secretary of the National Space Council. Mark has also been a senior aerospace executive as President of Lockheed Martin’s International Launch Services company. Currently, Mark is the Chairman of the Board of USSpace, LLC. Throughout his thirty-four year career, he has made significant contributions to the well-being of the national and global community. As the President’s principal assistant on military, civil and commercial space policy matters Mark helped to ensure that space cooperation played an important role in easing the exit from the Cold War in the early 1990s. Mark has demonstrated both discipline and a passion for his work while also striving to make a difference in his career. When scientists, policy makers, and space enthusiasts think of one of the strongest advocates of the U.S. space program, they think of Mark Albrecht. Read more about Mark's career and accomplishments.

I hope that you will join me in congratulating Mark on this award with your attendance at the Celebratory Dinner on Friday, June 22, as well as the rest of the activities during Commencement Weekend 2012.

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Susan L. Marquis

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