Ginger Kerrick Davis
Chief Strategy Officer

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Ginger Kerrick is the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for Barrios Technology. As CSO, Ginger facilitates and defines the
strategic vision for the business and identifies strategic goals and actions that are in line with that vision. She is also
responsible for ensuring that company resources are available to achieve Barrios’ corporate growth goals.

 

Prior to joining Barrios' Executive Team in 2021, she served in multiple senior leadership roles at NASA’s Johnson
Space Center (JSC). Most recently, she was the Deputy Director of the Exploration Integration and Science Directorate,
a Senior Executive Service position. She has spent the majority of her 30-year NASA career supporting JSC’s Flight
Operations Directorate (FOD) in leadership roles, including Assistant Director for International Space Station (ISS),
Flight Integration Division Chief, and Flight Director (the first female Hispanic Flight Director). Early in her career, she
was NASA’s first Russian Training Integration Instructor as well as being selected as the first non-astronaut Capsule
Communicator (CAPCOM).

Ginger is passionate about sharing her experiences so that others can benefit from them. She has a long history of
giving talks to high school and college students, encouraging them to pursue STEM degrees. She also serves as an
advisor to the Rice University chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS).  

As a proud alumna of Texas Tech University (TTU), she served two years on the Board of Directors for the Texas Tech Alumni Association and taught in the STEM Master of Business Administration program at TTU’s Rawls College of Business. In 2019, she was appointed by Governor Abbott to the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System. Ginger currently serves as the chairwoman of the Academic, Clinical and Student Affairs Committee, and received a Bachelor of Science in Physics in 1991 and a Master of Science in Physics in 1993 from Texas Tech University.

Ginger was born in El Paso, and lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Sam Davis. In her personal time, she is an avid runner, decorates cakes, and supports several Houston area dog rescues. She is also a huge fan of Snoopy.​