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

Career Highlights

  • 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.