Kent Bress

Director, Aeronautics and Cross Agency Support Division Office of International and Interagency Relations, NASA

Kent Bress is the director of the Aeronautics and Cross Agency Support Division in the Office of International and Interagency Relations (OIIR) at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. He has served in that office since 1993, and has been a division director in it since 2007. In his current position he oversees NASA’s collaboration with Europe and Canada, and supervises the negotiation of international agreements in the areas of aeronautics, space technology, education and public outreach. From 1997 until 1999 he was NASA’s representative in Moscow, Russia.

Kent began his career at NASA as a Presidential Management Intern (Fellow) in 1990, after studying Russian and German at the University of Iowa and receiving a Master’s Degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. He earned his MBA from Georgetown in 2001.