Dan Tenney - IDEX 2025

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Dan Tenney



Daniel J. Tenney is the vice president of Strategy & Business Development at Lockheed Martin
Space. Dan has 30 years of leadership in aerospace and academia, and in his current position
he leads the future vision and growth for one of the largest space portfolios of any company.
Lockheed Martin Space has customers that span the planet in civil, military and national security
roles. Dan is responsible for understanding how Lockheed Martin can serve these customers
with a comprehensive growth strategy, developing new markets and keeping programs sold. He
also leads strategic planning, investment, acquisition and new business concepts for each of the
company’s five lines of business.
Dan spent the majority of his career at NASA, culminating as associate administrator for mission
support. In that role, Dan was responsible for multi-billion-dollar operations, talent strategies,
facilities, agency partnerships and support services located across the nation. Prior to that, Dan
served as the chief financial officer at NASA’s Langley Research Center overseeing assets
valued at more than $3 billion. During the shuttle era, he led the Management and Technical
Support Office for nearly five years, where he directed integrated activities across ten field
centers and drove results for the highest-risk challenges at NASA. He also served in numerous
leadership roles at NASA Langley, including deputy CFO for finance, deputy CFO for systems
and chief budget strategist.
Dan came to Lockheed Martin from the University of North Texas System, where he served
since 2019 as executive vice chancellor and chief financial officer. There he led major
operations, directed business services and established a new business development capability
across three academic institutions. This helped achieve record enrollment growth to over 49,000
students and the largest freshman class in history.
Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Christopher Newport University and a
master’s degree in business administration from Averett University. He also completed the
Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard University. Dan was a recipient of the Presidential
Rank Award, NASA’s Distinguished Service and Outstanding Leadership Medals and was
recognized as CFO of the Year in 2021 for Higher Education by DCEO Magazine.