The Space Foundation announced a number of staff and organizational changes today.

Janet Stevens, the foundation’s vice president of marketing and communications since 2009 will leave her job May 10, and Kevin Cook, director of space awareness programs will replace her.

Foundation President Charles P. “Chuck” Zimkas, Jr. will retire July 1, and Vice President Operations Art Ratkewicz will cover his duties.

Carol Hively has been promoted from manager  of Communications to director of public relations and team communication.

Iain Probert has been promoted from vice president of education to vice president of  Education & Discovery. He will  head education programs and the Space Foundation Discovery Center, which is open to the public

Rhonda Truett has been promoted from national sales manager to director of global sales and certification.

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Kathleen Vinson has been promoted from vice president of Human Resources to vice president of human resources  and administration.