Symposium Panels Feature Top Leadership

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Symposium Panels Feature Top Leadership The Space Foundation’s 27th National Space Symposium will be held April 11-14 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., and will feature forums, presentations, speeches, special events and ample opportunity to hear from and network with the space community’s most influential leaders. Some of those leaders will comprise the panel “Industrial Base Mega Session.” Moderated by Space Foundation chairman, William F. Ballhaus, Jr., Ph.D., the panel includes:  

  • Marion C. Blakey, president and chief executive officer, Aerospace Industries Association
  • David M. DiCarlo, Ph.D., sector vice president and general manager, Space Systems Division, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • Brett Lambert, deputy assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy Department of Defense
  • Joanne M. Maguire, executive vice president, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • James Maser, president, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
  • Richard W. McKinney, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space Programs, United States Air Force

This discussion is in addition to two previously announced Symposium panels. “The Government Buys Commercial” will be moderated by Paul L. Graziani, chief executive officer and founder of Analytical Graphics Inc., (AGI), and includes panel members:

  • Charles S. Baker, acting director, Office of Space Commercialization, U.S. Dept. of Commerce and deputy assistant administrator for Satellite and Information Services, NOAA
  • Lt. Gen. Michael A. Hamel, USAF (Retired) , senior vice president of corporate strategy and development, Orbital Sciences Corporation
  • Maj. Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF, director, Space Programs Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

Another Symposium panel will be, “CEOs on the Issues” moderated by Euroconsult CEO and managing director Pacôme Révillon, and including:

  • Matthew J. Desch, chief executive officer, Iridium Communications, Inc.
  • Jean-Yves Le Gall, chairman and chief executive officer, Arianespace, Inc.
  • David McGlade, chief executive officer, Intelsat
  • Andrew Sukawaty, chairman and chief executive officer, Inmarsat

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This article is part of Space Watch: March 2011 (Volume: 10, Issue: 3).