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Ms. Judith (Judy) B. Gan, Office Head, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA)

Ms. Judith (Judy) B. Gan, Office Head, OLPA

Ms. Judith B. Gan was appointed head of the National Science Foundation's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA), effective Dec. 18, 2011.

Gan comes to the foundation from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where she was director of communications for NOAA Fisheries. Prior to that she worked in corporate public relations for over 25 years, leading and aligning communications teams to drive cultural change, support customer missions and achieve business objectives. In her most recent corporate role, Gan was vice president of communications for Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Solutions business area, supporting an organization of 50,000 employees addressing diverse civil agency, defense and intelligence customer requirements. Earlier in her career, she worked for IBM as a communications specialist in its Research and Federal Systems divisions. Among her external affiliations, she has served on executive boards for the Maryland Public Television Foundation and for the Boys and Girls Club of Montgomery County, Md.

Gan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry/biological chemistry from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science degree in journalism/science communications from Boston University.

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