Stephen L. Proia is the chief financial officer and director for business operations at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
The Business Operations Directorate has management and leadership responsibility for accounting, finance, institutional business systems and tools, contracts, program and project resources, acquisition, materiel management and logistics, technical information, facilities, and protective services.
Proia has held increasingly responsible positions in contracts management and finance during a 37-year career, 27 years of which have been spent at JPL. He has received NASA Leadership and Exceptional Achievement Medals, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union.
Born in Washington, D.C., Proia received his Bachelor of Science degree and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland.