Chief of Staff
Lee Curtis transitioned to Chief of Staff after 11 years as Senior Executive Assistant to the AURA President and STScI Director. As Senior Executive Assistant he provided guidance and oversight for all planning and policy development activities. In addition, he organized and coordinated executive outreach and external relations efforts, and oversaw special projects. Prior to AURA, he worked for 10 years at the UK Government Communications Headquarters as an analyst, support officer, and communications coordinator. As Chief of Staff, Lee will work with the President, Vice Presidents, and Center Director leadership teams to establish a strategic management approach, set appropriate metrics, and ensure efforts are well-aligned by regularly evaluating progress.