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Satellite Industry Association Announces New Executive Committee Officers For 2023

Washington, D.C., January 25, 2023 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced the SIA Board of Directors has elected the following persons as executive committee officers for 2023: Jennifer Warren of Lockheed Martin Corporation as Chair, Julie Zoller of Amazon as Vice Chair and Danielle Piñeres of Planet Labs PBC as Treasurer.

“Throughout 2022, thanks to the tremendous work of SIA, the Executive Committee and its members, the Association successfully met the lingering challenges of the pandemic, taking SIA to new levels of success while advocating for an increasingly vital and expanding commercial satellite business,” said Tom Stroup, president of the Satellite Industry Association. Once again our officers represent the broadening range of incumbent and new space businesses and diverse GEO and NGSO technologies that make up today’s satellite industry. Our 2023 Executive Committee also brings a tremendous level of industry and regulatory expertise to SIA’s leadership.

“Over the past 12 months, the commercial satellite industry continued to launch record numbers of spacecraft into orbit, and this has driven increased attention from policy makers, regulators, media and more.  It is with great pleasure that we announce our executive officers for the upcoming year and we collectively look forward to working together with lawmakers and regulators throughout 2023 and beyond.”

Jennifer A. Warren is Vice President, Civil & Regulatory Affairs for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity, she is responsible for leading corporate relationships with civil customers and regulatory team engagement across the Executive Branch, Independent Agencies and Intergovernmental Bodies on Lockheed Martin programs, technologies and solutions. The C&RA regulatory portfolio includes climate policy, spectrum governance, 5G, commercial civil space, aviation, and emerging technologies.

Ms. Warren serves as an appointed member of the Department of Commerce’s Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC).  Ms. Warren also manages the Corporation’s trade association relationships, and serves on the Boards of the Satellite Industry Association (Chair), Professional Services Corporation, and the U.S. ITU Association.

In 1996, Ms. Warren joined Lockheed Martin from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, where she served in several senior roles in the Wireless Telecommunications and International Bureaus. Before joining the U.S. Government, Ms. Warren worked for the Commission of the European Union – both in Brussels, and in Washington, DC – with a focus on EU-U.S. 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.  Her civic activities include the City of Alexandria’s George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee, George Washington Legacy Foundation Board, the President of the Board of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society in Old Town Alexandria, and the Foundation of the National Archives & Records Administration.

Julie Zoller is the Head of Global Regulatory Affairs for Amazon’s Project Kuiper, an initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-quality broadband connectivity to unserved and underserved areas worldwide

She previously served as the Chief Government Affairs Officer at Omnispace, Senior Deputy Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy at the State Department, Deputy Associate Administrator for International Spectrum at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and in various capacities with the Department of Defense.  Julie has led many U.S. delegations to multilateral organizations to achieve digital policy objectives and was an elected member of the ITU Radio Regulations Board for eight years, two as chairperson.  She currently serves on the Federal Aviation Administration’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee and the boards of the Satellite Industry Association, Global VSAT Forum, and United States Telecommunications Training Institute.

Danielle Piñeres is Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance at Planet Labs PBC where she advises on compliance issues as well as policy and licensing matters before the FCC, NOAA, and other government agencies.  She serves on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee and on the FCC’s World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee.

Before joining Planet, Ms. Piñeres was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at NCTA – The Internet & Television Association where she represented the interests of the cable industry on wireless spectrum policy, supply chain, and cybersecurity matters, and where she developed particular expertise in unlicensed and shared spectrum issues.  Ms. Piñeres was previously an Associate at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP where she represented clients in FCC rulemakings, compliance and licensing matters before the FCC and OFAC, and foreign investment reviews.  Ms. Piñeres is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Idaho.

Satellite Industry Working Groups for 2023

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), space cybersecurity, 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 2023.

  • Space Cybersecurity Working Group – Jennifer Manner (EchoStar) and Donna Bethea Murphy**, (Inmarsat)
  • Earth Observation Forum – Caroline Kehrli (Hawkeye 360) and Nathan Johnson (Planet Labs PBC)
  • Export Control Working GroupKirsten Shumway** (Boeing)
  • Government Working Group – Jon Bennett** (SES) and Marc Johansen (Boeing)
  • Legislative Working Group – Gwen Brown (Lockheed Martin) and Jeff O’Neil** (Planet Labs PBC)
  • PR and Media Communications – Sharyn Nerenberg** (Hughes)
  • Regulatory Working Group – Cindy Grady (Intelsat) and Mariah Shuman** (Amazon-Kuiper)
  • Space Safety Working Group – Jennifer Manner (EchoStar) and Jennifer Warren (Lockheed Martin)

** indicates those persons who became co-chairs since Feb 2022 or who previously departed and have returned to co-chair in 2023.

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; Northrop Grumman; OneWeb; Planet Labs PBC; SES Americom, Inc.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; The Aerospace Corporation; Artel, LLC; AST & Science; Astranis Space Technologies Corp.; Aurora Insight; Blue Origin; Comtech; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo DRS; Lynk; Omnispace; OneWeb Technologies; Ovzon; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton; SpaceLink; Skyloom; Telesat Canada; ULA and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: ARA; ATG; Davis Wright Tremaine; EVONA; Genus Group; Hogan Lovells; Integrasys LLC; Kencast; Keysight Technologies, Inc.; Media Broadcast Satellite; Orange Business Services; Orbital Research; Plexus Corp; SD Government; Sheppard Mullin; Skylo Technologies and Wiley

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