We are looking forward to our second installment in our bimonthly Author Talk Series that will be held here at the SEAD Gallery this Thursday, August 17. We will be hosting Paul Hill, former NASA Director of Mission Operations and A&M Alumni. The event will be held from 6:30-8:00, and the talk will begin at 7. Following the talk will be a signing session of his book, Leadership from the Mission Control Room to the Boardroom.
Paul Sean Hill earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering, and was a member of the Corps of Cadets during his time at Texas A&M University in the mid-1980’s. He then served in the United States Air Force for four years in military satellite operations. This led to a 25 year career with NASA.
He began his work at NASA by developing space station construction techniques, followed by leading flights from Mission Control as a Space Shuttle and International Space Station Flight Director. He supported 24 missions during his time as Flight Director, culminating as the Lead Flight Director for the return-to-flight on STS-114 after the Columbia accident. He went on to be Director of Mission Operations for all manned spaceflight.
Paul retired from NASA in 2015 and is now a public speaker and executive consultant with a focus in applying Mission Control leadership principles in any industry. His passion is showing how organizations can leverage the core ideas and values from Mission Control; whether the goal is to strengthen working level decision making and leadership or deliberately engaging executives in strategic decision making.
Paul is recognized as both a technical leader and a seasoned executive. At all levels, he is most known for uniting large teams and solving complex issues in the most challenging environments.
During the talk he will be discussing his book and going into further detail about personal experiences and the challenges that he has faced in his industry. Mr. Hill will be answering questions and engaging in conversation with attendees. Copies of his book will be for sale at the event and afterward made available in the SEAD bookshop.