Business newsmakers: Aerodyne's Huddleston gets NASA Space Flight Awareness Award

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Aerodyne's Huddleston gets NASA Space Flight Awareness Award

Carl Huddleston, manager of the Ground Flight Application Software Team or GFAST  management organization for Aerodyne Industries on the Test and Operations Support Contract at the Kennedy Space Center, was a recent honoree of NASA’s Space Flight Awareness Award.

Carl Huddleston
Carl Huddleston

Huddleston was recognized at NASA’s Awards Ceremony held last month in Orlando.

In addition to the ceremony, Huddleston and his fellow honorees attended a series of NASA events, including the scheduled inaugural launch of Artemis I at the Kennedy Space Center, which was postponed.

As delivery integrator for GFAST, Huddeston was responsible for coordinating and integrating GFAST software and external flight software deliveries.

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His leadership, initiative and dedication were instrumental in ensuring software builds were delivered on time to support critical mission milestones.

“Finding the right words to convey my appreciation in receiving this award are very difficult, but I am very grateful, and it is a true honor to receive this award,” Huddleston said. “I have been blessed to work with some exceptional people throughout my career that helped me accomplish this significant milestone.”

The Space Flight Awareness Award is one of the highest and most prestigious awards available to employees of NASA’s Human Spaceflight Team.

The award is presented to employees for their dedication to quality work and flight safety.

Huddleston is a 25-year veteran of the space program.

He and his wife, Lisa — who works for Jacobs at KSC — have three children, daughters Jeslynn and Emma, and son, Jacob. They live in Titusville.

Attorney Robinson named president of 211 Brevard board

Scott Robinson, partner in Eisenmenger, Robinson, Blaue & Peters PA, recently became the new board president of 211 Brevard.

Scott Robinson
Scott Robinson

David Knowlton, senior audit manager at Carr, Riggs & Ingram, is the board’s vice president; while Ryan Evans, career and technical program adviser at Eastern Florida State College, is treasurer.

Other board members are: Heather Branly, Space Coast Credit Union; Monica Newman McCluney, Embraer Foundation; Maj. Brian Neal, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office; Samantha Senger, city of Cocoa; and Ann Zocchi, Contec Americas Inc.

211 Brevard is approaching its 60th anniversary in 2023 in mental health advocacy.

The nonprofit operates a 24-hour help line offering information and referral to social services, and crisis and suicide intervention, via the 211 dialing code.

Its care coordinators also answer the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline via the new 988 dialing code, formerly the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Also provided is ongoing assistance targeting special populations, including military veterans; families with young children; people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; and people struggling with addictions.

Morgan Stanley hosts 'Road to Recovery' seminar

Ayad Saad, senior vice president/financial adviser, and Irina Parker, financial adviser, both of Morgan Stanley in Suntree, are hosting a free educational seminar titled “The Road to Recovery.”

Ayad Saad and Irina Parker
Ayad Saad and Irina Parker

The event is presented and sponsored by Paul Peterson, regional vice president of First Trust Portfolios L.P.

The seminar will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm. Oct. 5 at the Suntree Country Club, 300 Country Club Drive.

Lunch will be served, and guests are welcome.

This seminar is open to the public. To reserve a seat, call Irina Parker at 321-253-6855.

Morgan Stanley in Suntree is located at 8150 N. Wickham Road.

Pazderak named Satellite Beach assistant director of recreation

Ana Pazderak recently was promoted to assistant director of recreation for the city of Satellite Beach.

Ana Pazderak
Ana Pazderak

Prior to her current position, Pazderak was special evens and volunteer coordinator, a position she began in February 2020.

Her new job includes helping plan, develop and implement programs and activities involving Satellite Beach’s recreation department.

She also will assist in developing and putting together marketing efforts for the department.

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This article originally appeared on Florida Today: NASA give Space Flight Awareness Award to Aerodyne's Huddleston