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Satellite Industry Association Announces New Executive Committee Officers for 2022

Washington, D.C., January 13, 2022 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced the SIA Board of Directors has elected the following persons as executive committee officers for 2022: Ross Vincenti of Intelsat as Chair, Ananda Martin of Spire Global as Vice Chair and Jennifer Warren of Lockheed Martin as Treasurer.

“This past year was once again a challenging one for SIA and our Executive Committee, stemming primarily from the continued impacts of the pandemic,” said Tom Stroup, president of SIA.  “Thanks to the great work of SIA, the Executive Committee and members, the Association successfully met those challenges and it is with great pleasure that we announce our incoming executive officers for 2022.  Collectively, the Committee represents the broadening range of businesses and diverse technologies that make up today’s commercial satellite industry. Individually, each of them bring a tremendous level of industry and regulatory expertise to our board leadership. As the representative voice of an increasingly critical and expanding domestic satellite industry, SIA, its officers and membership look forward to engaging with lawmakers and regulators throughout 2022 and beyond.”

Ross Vincenti is Associate General Counsel at Intelsat.  His responsibilities include all aspects of the company’s commercial legal matters along with export and trade compliance.  Before joining Intelsat Mr. Vincenti served as chief legal officer for Federated Wireless, a wireless spectrum management company.  Prior to Federated Wireless, he was general counsel and corporate secretary for OneWeb, a global satellite telecommunications company based in the Washington, DC area.  Mr. Vincenti also served as the chief legal officer of SISVEL International S.A., a privately held international intellectual property licensing, monetization and consulting firm, and as managing director of SISVEL’s North American subsidiary.  Mr. Vincenti previously held a variety of executive level positions, primarily in the broadband telecommunications, technology and financial services industries, including as vice president and deputy general counsel for Clearwire, one of the first companies in the U.S. to offer high speed wireless broadband service, and as general counsel at Siemens’ U.S. mobile telecommunications division.

Mr. Vincenti received his law degree from the University of Southern California where he was an editor of both the Major Tax Planning Journal and the Computer/Law Journal.  He was recognized by the Financial Times (N.A.) with a “Most Innovative In-House Legal Team” award in 2015.  In 2008 he was also honored as the “Top Technology Transactions Lawyer” in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area by the Washington Business Journal.

Ananda Martin is general counsel at Spire Global, Inc.  As General Counsel, Ms. Martin is responsible for legal affairs at Spire Global, a space to cloud analytics company that utilizes its proprietary nanosatellite constellation and global ground network to collect satellite data and algorithms to provide its customers with advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking solutions.

Prior to joining Spire Global, Ms. Martin served as in house counsel at Amazon and as a partner at Paul Hastings, LLP. She has a JD from Harvard Law School, a Masters in East Asian Studies from Columbia University, and graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis. She was a Fulbright Scholar and is a member of the British American Project, US-Japan Leadership Program, and National Committee on US-China Relations.

Jennifer A. Warren is vice president, civil & regulatory affairs (C&RA) for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity, she is responsible for leading the corporation’s US Government civil customer relationships and the corporation’s regulatory team engagement across the Executive Branch, Independent Agencies and Intergovernmental Bodies on Lockheed Martin programs, technologies and systems. The C&RA regulatory portfolio includes spectrum governance, 5G, commercial space, crewed/uncrewed aviation, ocean minerals, and emerging technologies.

Ms. Warren serves on Federal Advisory Committees, including as an appointed member of NASA Advisory Council’s Regulatory Policy Committee, and most recently as Co-Chair of the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC). She is also the 2022 Chair of the United States ITU Association (USITUA), an open forum for the discussion of issues & the development of views and proposals on International Telecommunication Union (ITU) policy.

Prior to Lockheed Martin, Ms. Warren served in several senior roles at the US Federal Communications Commission; before joining the US Government, Ms. Warren worked for the Commission of the European Union – both in Brussels, and in Washington, DC, – with a focus on EU-US trade.  She is a graduate of Georgetown University (B.S. in Languages) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.), and a member of the Illinois State and D.C. Bars, the Federal Communications Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association.

Satellite Industry Working Groups for 2022

As a trade association representing the commercial satellite industry, SIA has established working groups involved with a host of policy and communications issues including: regulatory (satellite licensing, spectrum allocation and regulatory policy), government services, earth observation, legislation, public safety, export control policy, international trade and media issues. SIA is a recognized focal point for the U.S. satellite industry in Washington, D.C., representing and advocating industry positions with key policy makers on Capitol Hill and with the White House, Federal Communication Commission and most Executive Branch departments and agencies.  Below is a list of Working Groups, Chairs and Co-chairs for 2022.

  • Space Cybersecurity Working Group – Jennifer Manner (EchoStar)
  • Earth Observation Forum – Caroline Kehrli (Hawkeye 360) and Nathan Johnson (Planet)
  • Government Working Group – Tom Boyer (Kymeta) and Marc Johansen (Boeing)
  • Legislative Working Group – Gwen Brown (Lockheed Martin) and Mark Mozena (Planet)
  • PR and Media Communications – Sharyn Nerenberg (Hughes)
  • Regulatory Working Group – Aaron Goldberger (Amazon-Kuiper) and Cindy Grady (Intelsat)
  • Space Safety Working Group – Jennifer Manner (EchoStar) and Jennifer Warren (Lockheed Martin)

To learn more about SIA’s working groups, please visit the new website page at the following link:  https://sia.org/about-sia/sia-working-groups/

About The Satellite Industry Association

SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit www.sia.org.

SIA Executive Members include: Amazon; The Boeing Company; DIRECTV; EchoStar Corporation; HawkEye 360; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; OneWeb; Planet; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; The Aerospace Corporation; Amazon Web Services; Artel, LLC; AST & Science; Astranis Space Technologies Corp.; Blue Origin; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo DRS; Lynk; Omnispace; OneWeb Technologies; Ovzon; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton; SpaceLink; Telesat Canada; ULA; UltiSat and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: ARA; Aurora Insight; COMSAT; Davis Wright Tremaine; Envistacom, LLC; Genus Group; Hogan Lovells; Integrasys LLC, Kaman Precision Products; Kencast; Keysight Technologies, Inc.; Media Broadcast Satellite; Orange Business Services; Plexus Corp; Sheppard Mullin; Skylo Technologies and Wiley

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