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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Draper Announces New Director, Members of Corporation

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Draper Laboratory welcomed Richard Roca, director emeritus of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, to its board of directors, as well as four new members to the corporation, at its annual meeting on Oct. 6.

“These officials have all helped guide the nation’s course through their leadership at business, military and academic institutions,” said Jim Shields, Draper president and chief executive officer. “Their experience will help them provide valuable insight to us as Draper works to solve national problems in areas including defense, space, health care, energy and computer networks.”

Roca previously served as a member of Draper’s corporation, and was a senior executive at AT&T, where he oversaw the technical development of the company’s Internet services.

The new members of the corporation are:

Michael R. Anastasio – former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory;

Cherry A. Murray – Dean of Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS);

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Frank G. Klotz, Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow for strategic studies and arms control; and former commander of U.S. Global Strike Command

Gen. (Ret.) Peter J. Schoomaker, former U.S. Army chief of staff

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