CASIS Welcomes Carolyn Ticknor as Newest Board Member

Carolyn Ticknor
Carolyn Ticknor

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. , January 24, 2014 (CASIS PR) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, manager of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, has inducted Carolyn Ticknor to the organization’s Board of Directors. Earlier this month, CASIS welcomed the addition of four other new board members, which brings its total board member count to twelve.

The induction of Ms. Ticknor brings expertise and leadership in the field of high-tech commercialization to a board already comprised of distinguished scientists, academic administrators, entrepreneurs and business executives. The establishment of sound leadership has been critical to the overall success of CASIS in attracting new and out-of-the-box research opportunities since the original board members were inducted in late 2012.

Ms. Ticknor is the former President of Hewlett-Packard Imaging & Printing; a post she held from 1999-2001. Prior to that, she was the President of LaserJets at Hewlett-Packard, from 1994-1999. Since then, she has worked extensively as a consultant to various inventors and entrepreneurs, while simultaneously serving on several public and private boards of directors. She currently sits on the Clorox Board of Directors and serves as chair of the Clorox Audit Committee. Previously, she served on the AT&T Wireless Board of Directors, the Boise Cascade/OfficeMax Board of Directors and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University. Ms. Ticknor has extensive board experience in selling and buying companies in addition to strategic and operational planning. Ticknor received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Redlands and her Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University.

“Carolyn Ticknor’s induction to the CASIS Board of Directors is a significant addition with her exemplary leadership skills and past experience in strategic planning,” said CASIS President and Executive Director, Gregory H. Johnson.

“Carolyn Ticknor’s induction to the CASIS Board of Directors is a significant addition with her exemplary leadership skills and past experience in strategic planning,” said Rollins College President and CASIS Board of Director member, Dr. Lewis Duncan. “The addition of Ms. Ticknor brings further diversification to our Board of Directors. Through her addition, CASIS is better prepared to seek new technology development opportunities on board the ISS National Laboratory.”

About CASIS: The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) was selected by NASA in July 2011 to maximize use of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory through 2020. CASIS is dedicated to supporting and accelerating innovations and new discoveries that will enhance the health and wellbeing of people and our planet. The CASIS goal is to bring the magic of space down to earth. For more information, visit www.iss-casis.org.

About the ISS National Laboratory: In 2005, Congress designated the U.S. portion of the International Space Station as the nation’s newest national laboratory to maximize its use for improving life on Earth, promoting collaboration among diverse users and advancing STEM education. This unique laboratory environment is available for use by other U.S. government agencies and by academic and private institutions, providing access to the permanent microgravity setting, vantage point in low earth orbit and varied environments of space. The ISS National Laboratory Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center currently facilitates research initiatives on board the station’s National Lab, but management of America’s only in-orbit laboratory is transitioning to CASIS.