NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Fellows as Leaders - An Invitation Only Event

February 15, 2017
Denver, CO



The evening is devoted to our Fellows who have seen fit to obtain fellowship certification as Governance and Board Leaders. Providing Board leadership takes not only the courage to participate at a high level but the knowledge of prudent leadership!


We are honored to have Susan Helms, retired Air Force Lieutenant General and Astronaut, join us for the evening to provide thoughts on leadership she has learned over her career as commander and flight engineer aboard the International Space Station and as a commander of strategic forces!


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Location and Time


Denver Country Club
1700 E. 1st Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Cocktails, Networking & Visit with Susan Helms


5:30-6:30 Networking

6:30-7:30 Program


Speaker Spotlight


Susan Helms

Astronaut Susan Helms (Lieutenant General, USAF, Ret.) is a retired Astronaut, Flight Test Engineer and military officer. After receiving her B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the US Air Force Academy (’80), Helms served in a number of technical assignments, including as an exchange officer with the Canadian Forces at CFB Cold Lake, Alberta. She also received her M.S in Aero/Astro from Stanford University (’85) and graduated from the USAF Test Pilot School as a Flight Test Engineer (‘88A) Prior to her selection for NASA, Helms had flown in more than 30 US and Canadian aircraft. While at NASA (1990-2002), Helms flew on 5 space missions, including a 5+ month stay on the International Space Station in 2001. After her career at NASA, Helms returned to the US Air Force (USAF) where she took a Division Chief position at Headquarters for USAF Space Command in Colorado Springs, CO. She also served as the Vice Commander of the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base and Deputy Director of Operations for Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base. As a General Officer, Helms has served as the Commander of the 45th Space Wing, Director of Plans and Policy for US Strategic Command, and was dual-hatted as Commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command and Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, US Strategic Command, both at Vandenberg AFB, CA.

Question about this Event?

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