Eileen Hawley has spent more than 20 years as a senior communications professional with a wide range of experience in the aerospace industry, politics, and academia. In addition, she has been a key speaker and trainer on crisis communications and leadership and served three years as a member of the State of Kansas “All Hazards” Incident Management Team.
Noted Crisis Experience:
- The loss of Space Shuttle Columbia, 2003
- High profile arrest of NASA astronaut, 2007
- Workplace violence fatality, 2007
- Missouri River Flooding emergency response, 2011
- Tornado recovery and response, 2012
- Communications Director/Press Secretary, Office of Governor Sam Brownback
- Lecturer, William Allen White School of Journalism, University of Kansas
- Vice President, Operations, Lawrence Kansas Chamber of Commerce
- NASA Johnson Space Center
- Director External Relations
- Director Office of Communications and Public Affairs
- News Chief
- Commentator in Mission Control for more than 40 space shuttle and space station missions.