Khary Lewis I
Chairman & CEO
Khary Lewis I is the Chairman, CEO, and founder of Infinite Services & Solutions, Inc. As Chairman & CEO, Khary is responsible for leading daily corporate strategies and overall operations. He leads the efforts of Infinite’s management team and employees through the establishment of policies, objectives, and strategies – as well as ensuring the continuous evolution of Infinite as a whole. Khary is also heavily involved in the business development and marketing efforts of the corporation such as delivering capabilities presentations, technical and cost proposal development, and the development of potential strategic partnership opportunities. His previous experience includes directing the Marketing and Business Development efforts of a small minority owned business in Columbus, Georgia. He is well versed in all areas of business as a result of his experiences in accounting, human resources, administration, and operations.
Khary received his BBA from Georgia Southern University and Master’s Degree in Information Technology from Troy University. Additionally, his community involvement includes serving on the Minority Business Development Committee of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Executive Board Member of Easter Seals of West Georgia, and memberships in various other community organizations. In 2002, Khary was an awardee of the Georgia Trend Magazine’s “40 under 40” distinction – an award acknowledging up and coming young leaders of Georgia.
Steven D. Pearson
Director of Aerospace Programs
Steve Pearson joined Infinite Services & Solutions Inc. (Infinite) in February 2017 as the Director of Aerospace Programs. He is a retired NASA Senior Executive and current small business owner of Pearson Aerospace Solutions. Steve has more than 37 years of NASA experience. His experience consists of various leadership positions of increasing scope and responsibility. Steve’s most recent NASA position was the Deputy Director of the Safety & Mission Assurance Directorate at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. He was appointed to this position in January 2014, he was responsible for assisting the Director in assuring safety and mission assurance for the full range of center programs, projects and institutional services. Steve provided the focus for an integrated safety program in the areas of system and industrial safety within Marshall Space Flight Center. During 2004 through 2013, Steve was the Department Director of the Space Systems Department within Marshal Center’s Engineering Directorate. In this position, he was responsible for overseeing over 500 individuals who provided the systems engineering, mechanical, electrical design, and development of flight hardware and software for space systems; managed the fabrication, assembly, and integrated testing of flight hardware. A few of the Major projects Steve supported included:
- The Space Shuttle Program
- Pearson served as a member of the NASA Mission Management Team
- Fast and Affordable Science & Technology Satellite (FASTSAT-HSV01)
- Involved in the early development of the Space Launch System Launch Vehicle.
From 2003 through 2004, Mr. Pearson served as deputy manager of Marshall’s Avionics Department in the Engineering Directorate. He was responsible for leading NASA team members in research, design, development, testing and verification of advanced flight and ground support avionics systems. These systems included all electrical and electronic hardware and software necessary for avionics architectures — or flight vehicle electronics designs — and their flight and ground support equipment.
Mr. Pearson began his career at NASA in 1979 as an engineering co-op student at the Marshall Center. He joined the Agency full-time as an electrical engineer in 1981 and became the team lead for the Electromagnetic Compatibility and Lightning Safety Protection Team in 1991. He was named branch chief for the Electromagnetics and Aerospace Environments Branch in 1993, and program manager of NASA’s Space Environments and Effects program in 1995. In 1999, he was named manager of the Engineering Technology Development Office where he served as Chief Technologist of the Engineering Directorate.
Mr. Pearson has received numerous honors during his time at NASA. In 2014 Mr. Pearson received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal for “extraordinary and distinguished leadership service in the development of NASA’s Human Space Flight and Science & Technology Missions and Programs.” He earlier was awarded NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal for providing agency-wide leadership in the development of state-of-the-art advanced technologies in support of NASA programs and projects. He was also named an Associate Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the nation’s largest society devoted to the advancement of aviation, space and defense. The institute also recognized Pearson with its Holger Toftoy award for outstanding technical management in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics.
A native of Huntsville, AL, Mr. Pearson received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1981 and later received a master’s degree in Engineering Management from Florida Tech.
He and his wife Jane still live in the Huntsville, AL area and have two grown children and two grandchildren.
Deputy Director of Aerospace Programs/Acting Program Manager
Stephen Beale retired in January 2008, as Director, Office of Procurement at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. after 35 years of distinguished government service. As director, he oversaw all stages of the Marshall Center’s contracting process, including solicitation, evaluation, negotiations, awarding and contract management, both at Marshall and at associated contractor facilities. As manager of all procurement activities for the Marshall Center, Mr. Beale oversaw 130 civil service and 40 contract employees and supervises more than 900 active contracts, grants and cooperative agreements valued at more than $31 billion. He assumed his position in October 1997.
Mr. Beale served from 1988 to 1997 as deputy director of Marshall’s procurement office. In 1986, he was named the contracting officer and chief of the Space System Division of the procurement office, which manages contracts associated with the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-ray Observatory. The Hubble Telescope and the Chandra Observatory are two of NASA’s Great Observatories.
From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Beale served as contracting officer for the Marshall Center’s Space Station Project, the forerunner to later programs to construct the space station. He served six months at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, overseeing procurement activities for the space station. In 1983, he was named contracting officer and chief of the Solid Rocket Motor Branch of Marshall’s procurement office. From 1980 to 1983, he led the research and development branch of the Marshall Center’s procurement office.
From 1976 to 1980, Mr. Beale served as a contract specialist within the Office of Procurement, supporting the Solid Rocket Booster Project. In 1975, he began full-time work with the Marshall Center as a contract price analyst in the Office of Procurement, supporting space shuttle contracts. Mr. Beale began his NASA career in 1972 as a participant in the Cooperative Education Program at the Marshall Center. The program allows students to combine academic study with paid career-related work experience, alternating periods of classroom study with work at NASA centers.
A native of Birmingham, Ala., Mr. Beale earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 1974, and his master’s degree in business administration from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville in 1979. He completed the program for Senior Executive Fellows at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass., in 1990. The program – designed for upper-level managers in the federal government, military and private sector – helps to strengthen skills in problem-solving, strategic analysis, persuasion and negotiation. Mr. Beale also participated in NASA’s Professional Development Program at NASA Headquarters in Washington in 1982.
For his service to the space program, Mr. Beale has garnered numerous honors. In 2007, he was presented with a NASA Exceptional Service Medal recognizing significant, specific contributions to NASA’s Mission. In 2004, he was named Professional of the Year by the Huntsville chapter of the National Contract Management Association, an organization devoted to the professional development of the practice of contract management. He was honored in 2003 with a Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executives – one of the highest honors for government service work. In 1993, Mr. Beale was named as a Fellow of the Huntsville chapter of the National Contract Management Association, and in 1992, he was presented with a NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal recognizing his significant, specific contributions to NASA’s mission. In 1981, he was awarded a NASA Silver Snoopy Award, which honors individuals who have made contributions to the success of human space flight missions. He is a member of the Commerce Executives Society at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Mr. Beale and his wife, the former Susan Smith of Mount Olive, Ala., live in Huntsville and have two children.