May Monthly Luncheon, featuring Jim Bridenstine
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) (CDT)
The Jenks Chamber of Commerce’s May 17 luncheon will feature Jim Bridenstine, former Administrator of NASA and former U.S. Congressman.
Bridenstine is an independent consultant focused on space, defense, and aeronautics.
During the noon event, sponsored by LDKerns Contractors, Bridenstine will speak on his service for NASA and the U.S. government.
In his time as the 13th Administrator of NASA, Bridenstine was responsible for managing NASA’s 70,000-person workforce and $23 billion annual budget.
Under his leadership, NASA reestablished an American human spaceflight program, which was lost after the retirement of the Space Shuttles in 2011. He also created NASA’s Artemis program to establish the first permanent presence on the Moon with commercial and international partners.
He served in the United States House of Representatives from Oklahoma’s First Congressional District from 2013-18. He was a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee where he chaired the Subcommittee on the Environment.
Cost to attend is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.
Registration is available through Monday, May 15 by 5 p.m.