Ginger Kerrick Davis
Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

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Ginger Kerrick Davis is Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.

 

Prior to joining the Barrios executive team, Ginger 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 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 very 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 degrees in STEM. Ginger also serves as an advisor to the Rice University chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS).  

Ginger is a very 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.  She currently serves as the chairwoman of the Academic, Clinical and Student Affairs Committee. Ginger 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, Texas.  Ginger and her husband, Sam Davis, were married in March 2021.  In her personal time, Ginger is an avid runner, decorates cakes, and supports several Houston area dog rescues.  She is also a huge fan of Snoopy.