Pictured from left: Jenny Hackel (Associate Director of Administration), Steve Ackerman (Interim Director), Fred Best (Former Executive Director for Technology), Mark Mulligan (Executive Director and Associate Director of Engineering), and Wayne Feltz (Associate Director of Science).
Photo by: Bill Bellon / SSEC

Steve Ackerman began serving as Interim Director of the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016 following more than 15 years as director of SSEC’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS). SSEC’s leadership also includes a team of executive directors in the areas of science, technology, and administration. Their combined experience is guiding SSEC and CIMSS into the future.

SSEC Leadership

Interim Director:
Executive Director and Associate Director of Engineering:
Associate Director of Administration:
Associate Director of Science: