Dr. Arlen “Ken” Griffey – is the Stennis Space Center (SSC) Chief for Center Services, Facility Planning and Utilization Division responsible for 138,800 acres and 1.5 million square feet of Real Property. At NASA, Ken has served as the Program Manager for the National Center for Critical Information Processing and Storage (NCCIPS), Deputy Director for Business and Administration for the NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC), NSSC Chief Information Officer, and the NASA Agency Enterprise Architect among other assignments.
Before NASA, Ken led strategic planning, business development, Enterprise Architecture (EA), product development, sales and marketing efforts for Fortune 500 companies and government contractors. He has more than 30 years industry and government leadership experience with demonstrated results.
Dr. Griffey earned a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Phoenix with international honors, a summa-cum-laude MBA from Brenau University, and a Bachelors degree in Electronics with highest honors from Southern Illinois University. He is listed in Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, a member of the Delta Mu Delta international business honor society, and is a lifetime member of the Phi-Kappa-Phi national honor society.
Dr. Griffey completed the 2011 Gulf Coast Business Council Masters Leadership Program, the 2010 Leadership Hancock County (Mississippi), earned a NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal in 2010 among many other NASA awards, and earned more than 25 military awards and decorations during more than 14 years of military service. He makes his home in Diamondhead, Mississippi on the Gulf Coast with lifetime memberships in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Mensa, and the American Legion.