National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Kevin McGhaw is an expert in the fields of strategic communications and external affairs with over 22 years of experience in congressional relations, legislative strategy, stakeholder engagement, and public communications. Named to his current position as the Deputy Director of the Office of Strategic Analysis and Communications in 2015, he is charged with overseeing Marshall Space Flight Center’s (MSFC) strategic development, public and employee communications, external relations, performance and capabilities management, and engineering cost estimating.
Mr. McGhaw previously served as the manager of the External Relations Office, where he led a team of communications professionals to educate and inform local, state and federal government officials, industry executives, and community leaders. The office provides critical information to external stakeholders related to the importance of NASA’s missions and goals. Mr. McGhaw joined MSFC in 2008 as a legislative affairs specialist where he developed and implemented the Center’s legislative strategy, engaged the Center’s elected stakeholders, drafted congressional testimony, and managed congressional communications.
Over his career, Mr. McGhaw has held various communications and government affairs positions within the federal government, the non-profit sector and private industry. From his early years as a White House staffer to his return to public service with NASA, Mr. McGhaw’s efforts have helped secure funding for the NASA and provide guidance to leadership.
For his service to NASA, Mr. McGhaw received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal and the Silver Achievement Medal. He is also a graduate of NASA’s LASER Supervisory Development Program, Mid-Level Leadership Program and MSFC’s Leadership Development Series.
A graduate of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County’s Focus and Leadership Classes, McGhaw served as NASA’s liaison on the boards of the National Space Club and Tennessee Valley Corridor Inc.
Mr. McGhaw earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
He and his wife, Rotrice, reside in Madison, Alabama, and have two children, Kaiya and Kevin Jr.
Deputy Director, Office of Strategic Analysis and Communications National Aeronautics and Space Administration.