On April 15, 2015, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announced the results of its 2015 Board of Directors election. Benjamin Marchionna (BSAE ’11), is a newly elected board members, who will begin their terms of office on May 7, 2015.
Ben Marchionna is an aeronautical engineer at the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, CA, where he supports conceptual and preliminary aircraft design on multiple advanced development programs including sixth generation fighters, unmanned aircraft, and hypersonic weapon systems. Ben was selected into the Lockheed Martin Engineering Leadership Development Program last year and is currently on a rotational assignment as a Flight Test Engineer/Test Conductor for the F-35 program at Edwards AFB. Prior to Skunk Works, he worked as a systems engineer on the F-35 in Fort Worth, TX and interned on the C-5M Super Galaxy program in Marietta, GA. Ben graduated from the University of Michigan in April 2011 with a BSE in Aerospace Engineering and is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Architecting and Engineering at the University of Southern California.