Keynote Speaker

Please join us for the keynote speaker, Jeff Cullen, on Tuesday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m. in The Egg — Hart Theatre.

Jeff Cullen - Director, Program Operations, NASA

Jeff Cullen assumed the position of the Director of the Program Operations Division at the NASA Headquarters Office of Procurement in January 2017. In this position, he is responsible for providing guidance, support and tools to NASA Centers, geographically dispersed across the United States, Headquarters Mission Directorates and Mission Support Offices in planning, conducting and processing major complex procurement actions, and analyzing and recommending approval of key critical acquisition documents that require approval of senior Headquarters officials.

Mr. Cullen began his career in Procurement at the Kelly Air Force Base in 1986. He joined JSC in 1990 as a Contract Specialist. He has served in progressively responsible positions including Contracting Officer in the Space Shuttle Procurement Division and Mission Operations Business Management Office; Procurement Analyst at NASA Headquarters; Manager, JSC Procurement Policy and Systems Office; Deputy Director, Johnson Space Center Office of Procurement; and Director of the Procurement Analysis Division at NASA Headquarters.

Mr. Cullen earned a Bachelor of Business Administration/Finance in 1984 from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Houston–Clear Lake in 1994.


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