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Brunswick Elected Women in Aerospace Chair

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Women in Aerospace (WIA) recently held its election for officers, naming Space Foundation Chief Operating Officer Shelli Brunswick (pictured) as its chair for 2016. Brunswick is excited to dedicate her expertise and passion to promote WIA’s mission across the aerospace community.

The Space Foundation’s national and international role in aerospace fits Brunswick’s role as WIA chair. Each spring, the Space Foundation holds the international Space Symposium, bringing thousands of space leaders from around the world to Colorado Springs, and WIA annually holds a reception at the Symposium. As Chief Operating Officer, Brunswick has primary responsibility for executing the Space Foundation’s annual conferences — the Space Symposium, Space Technology and Investment Forum and the Faga Forum on Space Intelligence.

The Space Foundation’s involvement with international organizations helps create business opportunities in the U.S., through work with:

  • U.S./German Aerospace Roundtable (UGART)
  • Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)
  • International Astronautical Federation (IAF)

In the upcoming year, WIA will offer several exclusive events, including an executive panel session featuring key government leaders, the launching of a two-part innovative conference series and the return of WIA’s Leadership Institute, along with a five-part signature professional development webinar series and WIA’s very successful Annual Awards Dinner, scheduled for Oct. 13, 2016.  

Women in Aerospace (WIA) is dedicated to expanding women’s opportunities for leadership and increasing their visibility in the aerospace community. Their membership — women and men — shares an interest in a broad spectrum of aerospace issues, including human space flight, aviation, remote sensing, satellite communications, robotic space exploration and the policy issues surrounding these fields.

WIA organizes events in Washington, D.C., at aerospace conferences, and at meetings via web and telecon for professional development and through networks in local communities.

For more information, visit the WIA website at or call its headquarters at (202) 547-0229.


This article is part of Space Watch: January 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 1).

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