John Schumacher serves as the vice president for business relations of GenCorp, the parent of Aerojet General Corp., where he handles the growth plans of the company’s government-related aerospace and defense business.
Schumacher also supports Warren Boley, Aerojet president, and the subsidiary’s operations in Washington.
He has previously served as Aerojet vice president of Washington operations.
Prior to his current position, he was responsible for the creation of Astrium Americas, an Airbus North America subsidiary, where he ultimately served as the first president.
Schumacher was chief of staff for former NASA administrator Sean O’Keefe and served as NASA’s associate administrator for external relations.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he served as a surface warfare officer in both active and reserve assignments where he commanded four Naval Reserve units.
He also earned a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University and a master’s degree from Georgetown University.
During his military and government career, he was awarded the Senior Executive Service Presidential Rank, the Distinguished Service Medal, NASA’s highest award, and the Department of Defense Legion of Merit.