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Satellite Industry Association Appoints Aline McNaull as its New Director of Policy

Washington, D.C., November 7, 2023 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today is pleased to announce that Aline McNaull has been appointed as SIA’s new Director of Policy. In her new role, Ms. McNaull will support SIA’s legislative advocacy and regulatory work on spectrum, broadband connectivity, trade, cybersecurity and other key policy areas of interest that are of critical importance to the commercial satellite industry and the Association’s members.

Since 2015, Ms. McNaull has been with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., (IEEE). As a Senior Legislative Representative, she developed federal policy proposals and advocacy strategy, advanced space, energy, defense and R&D priorities for the IEEE-USA and acted as a IEEE liaison with NASA, NSF, DoD and other domestic federal agencies. Prior to joining the IEEE, Ms. McNaull spent three years with the American Institute of Physics as Policy Associate where she coordinated NSF policy issues as well as discussions with the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House.

Ms. McNaull is a Master’s Degree candidate in International Science and Technology Policy at George Washington University in Washington, DC and she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA.

“SIA is very pleased to welcome Aline McNaull as the Association’s new Director of Policy,” said Tom Stroup, president of the Satellite Industry Association. “Aline’s expertise in developing and coordinating federal policy proposals and advocacy strategy and her liaison experience with OSTP, DoD, NASA and other government agencies makes her an ideal addition to SIA and we look forward to working with her as the newest addition to our team.”

The Satellite Industry Association is a recognized focal point for the U.S. commercial satellite industry based in Washington, DC, representing and advocating industry positions with key policy makers on Capitol Hill and with the White House, Federal Communications Commission and other key Executive Branch departments and agencies.

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

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