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Tom Stroup


As President of SIA, Tom Stroup is the trade association’s lead advocate for regulatory and policy issues of critical importance to SIA’s membership, including spectrum and licensing issues, defense and public safety matters, and export control and international trade issues. He also manages the day-to-day operations of SIA, including member communications, staff leadership and organization of SIA sponsored events.

Prior to joining SIA, Mr. Stroup was with Shared Spectrum Company (SSC), a leading developer of spectrum intelligence technologies, where he served as CEO. For more than a decade, he served as the President of the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA). Previous to his position at SSC, he founded and ran several companies in the technology industry, including Columbia Spectrum Management, P-Com Network Services, CSM Wireless, and SquareLoop.

Mr. Stroup holds a BS, summa cum laude, in Public Administration from the University of North Dakota. He is also a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center where he served as Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.


Mr. Stroup can be reached at or via telephone at 202.503.1560.

Therese Jones


Therese Jones joined the Satellite Industry Association as its Senior Director of Policy in January, 2018. In this role, Ms. Jones supports SIA’s work on government services, regulatory, legislative, defense, export-control and trade issues of critical importance to the Association’s members.

Prior to joining SIA, Ms. Jones was an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, where she focused on space policy. In this role, she supported the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, National GeospatialIntelligence Agency, U.S. Air Force, and Army in assessing new space technologies, increasing the resilience of the national space architecture, and determining commercial acquisition strategies for communications and remote sensing services. Her research portfolio also includes several cyber security projects on the impact of cyber incidents to the global economy. Before transitioning into space policy, she worked as an astrophysics researcher focusing on galaxy formation and evolution.

Ms. Jones is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Policy Analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She holds a master’s in astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley, and bachelor’s degrees in astronomy and astrophysics, physics, German, and international studies from The Pennsylvania State University.


Therese Jones can be reached at or via telephone at 202.503.1563.

Jennifer Williams


Jennifer Williams, Director of Events and Operations Jennifer Williams joined the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) in June of 2014. Prior to joining SIA Jennifer was with the Passenger Vessel Association for 13 years as the Director of Membership and Meetings. Overall, Jennifer has 26 years of trade association and non-profit experience and has worked at a number of organizations in membership and meeting positions including as the Telecommunications Industry Association, the American Waterways Operators, the American Society of Association Executives and the American Wind Energy Association.

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and minor in Sociology.


Jennifer Williams can be reached at or via telephone at 202.503.1565.