Lesa Roe

Class I Director
Lesa Roe serves as a Class I Director. Ms. Roe brings to our Board over 35 years of executive leadership and engineering experience, including in the matters of strategy, corporate management, and budget oversight. From October 2017 through December 2021, Ms. Roe served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chancellor of the University of North Texas System, over which she managed three universities with a combined annual revenue of $1.3 billion, 14,000 employees, and enrollment of over 49,000 students. From 1984 until 2017, Ms. Roe served in successive roles with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”), culminating in her serving as NASA’s Deputy Associate Administrator and Deputy Chief Operating Officer. In that position, which she held from May 2014 until September 2017, Ms. Roe led strategy, execution, operations, and corporate management nationally across all ten NASA field centers, five primary product lines, managed a $19.6 billion annual budget, and had oversight of 17,000 employees. Ms. Roe served as the Chair of the Texas Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors and she also serves as a member of several other private boards of directors. Ms. Roe holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida. In addition, Ms. Roe completed the Finance for Senior Executives from Harvard Business School as well as the University of Michigan and the Smith College Management Fellowship Programs.
Independent Director