Adrian Laffitte is the Executive Director for the Kennedy Space Center Educational Foundation, where he is responsible for establishing and facilitating programs to educate students and educators in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Laffitte recently retired after 31 years of service with Lockheed Martin. His position at time of retirement was Director of Florida Government Relations for Lockheed Martin, where he was responsible for establishing and maintaining effective relationships with state and local government officials in support of LMSSC programs and activities to increase Lockheed Martin employment in Florida. He started his career at Vandenberg Air Force Base, working on the Space Shuttle Program. Laffitte worked on the Titan IV program and later transferred to Florida as part of the new Launch Operations organization. He was subsequently named Director of Atlas Launch Operations and was responsible for the processing and launching of the Atlas II, Atlas III and Atlas V vehicles at Cape Canaveral Air Station, conducting 30 successful consecutive launches. Laffitte holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master's Degree in Structural Engineering from University of Texas, Austin.