Ellen P. Brown is Transformation Principal at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for Aerodyne Industries working on the Jacobs Consolidated Operations, Management, Engineering and Test Contract (COMET).  She has more than thirty years of progressively responsible leadership experience supporting multiple NASA programs at KSC, including the Artemis Program, the Space Shuttle Program and Ares I-X.

Ellen began her Aerospace career as a Quality Engineer at McDonnell Douglas Tomahawk Cruise Missile facility in Titusville, FL.  During the Shuttle program, she worked for Lockheed Martin as a Software Integration and Project Engineer.  She transitioned to United Space Alliance for the duration of the Shuttle program where she worked in the Industrial Engineering Group and held multiple Management positions, including Software Quality Assurance Manager, Systems Engineering & Integration Manager, and Ares I-X First Stage Program Office Manager. After shuttle, Ellen went to work for Aerodyne Industries on the new Artemis Program as a Project Manager and then the Program Support Manager leading the Continuous Improvement program and Public Affairs group. 

She is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a 2014 graduate of the Leadership Brevard Program.  Ellen serves as a volunteer on the Brevard Achievement Center (BAC) Board of Directors, including past positions as Treasurer and Vice Chair. The National Space Club selected her as a 2020 Space Worker Hall of Fame Honoree. 

Originally, from Savannah, Georgia, Ellen moved to Florida after graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering.  She has a Master of Business Administration in Aviation from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Ellen and husband David reside in Merritt Island and have two adult children, Leacy and Mitchell.     


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