Patty Stratton is Abacus Technology’s Vice-President and Program Manager for NASA’s Information Management and Communications Support (IMCS) contract at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida.
Patty has over 30 years’ aerospace experience, and since 2013, she has managed IMCS support to NASA’s Ground Systems Development and Operations modification and upgrade of KSC facilities and launch systems communications infrastructure. IMCS also delivers NASA’s public-facing web applications, broadcast productions, and launch blogs, videos, and photographs; and manages the Kennedy Data Center, providing data hosting, software quality assurance, and security architecture and vulnerability scanning. In 2015, Stratton received NASA’s Exceptional Public Achievement Medal for “extraordinary leadership” and for being “a driving force behind implementing unprecedented improvements” to the IMCS contract.
Prior to her current position, Patty was Associate Program Manager of United Space Alliance, and responsible for overall Space Shuttle processing integration, launch, landing and facilities operations. In 2012, Patty received the National Space Club’s Dr. Kurt H. Debus Award for overseeing the highly successful Space Shuttle fly-out and orchestrating the successful transition of NASA Shuttle Program facilities, systems, ground support equipment, and flight vehicles and associated hardware, including transfer of three Orbiters from operational state to museum destinations in New York, California and Florida.
During her career, Patty also received the Space Flight Awareness Honoree Award, NASA’s Quality and Safety Achievement Recognition Award, the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Rotary Stellar Award, and the Women in Aerospace Leadership Award. She is a member of Women in Aerospace; the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; and the Economic Development Commission of Florida Space Coast. She serves on the CareerSource Brevard Development Board and the National Space Club Florida Committee, and served as the Florida Space Day 2014 Steering Committee Chairperson.
Patty holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Barry University and a Master of Science degree in technical management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She is a graduate of the Brookings Institute, the Boeing Leadership Center, and the Lockheed Martin Management Institute.