Robert “Rob” Hanna works at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the Engineering and Science Directorate as the lead for training and employee development for an organization of over 4200 scientists and engineers. In addition, Mr. Hanna is a lecturer for the University of Hawaii, teaching in the MBA program of the Shidler Graduate School of Business, including the Global MBA program for international executives located at two campuses in Vietnam. One highlight of Mr. Hanna’s career was when he managed the $28 million Mission Operations and Navigation Toolkit Environment (MONTE) software project, used for the first time by the Phoenix mission to Mars in 2008. The MONTE software has since been used to design missions and navigate spacecraft by NASA, as well as by organizations around the globe. Today, MONTE is considered the international gold standard for deep space navigation. Mr. Hanna received his MBA with honors from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology. He has received numerous awards for his work, including NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal, one of the agency’s highest individual honors.