SSPI Board of Directors welcomes new directors from Kratos, Hellas Sat and SpaceX
After an election by the membership, the Board of Directors of Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) welcomes two new Directors for three-year terms beginning July 1:
Andre Jones, Vice President, Kratos Defense and Security Solutions
Christodoulos Protopapas, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Hellas Sat
The Board has also appointed SpaceX Director of Commercial Launch Sales Robert Carlisle to complete the term of Jonathan Hofeller, Vice President of Starlink and Commercial Sales at SpaceX.
“The latest election confirms our Board’s determination to increase the diversity of its membership and continue expanding its geographic and sector coverage,” said executive director Robert Bell. “I am grateful to Nicole Robinson of Ursa Space Systems for her two years of service as President and Chair of our Board and am especially glad that we get to retain her as a Director for the next three years. Appointed by the Board to succeed her is Katherine Gizinski of ManSat, who has already demonstrated a strong, clear and collaborative approach to leadership as our President over the past fiscal year.
Continuing in service on SSPI’s Board of Directors are:
Julie Bettinger, Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications, ST Engineering iDirect
Josef Bogosian, Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Commercial Satellites, Boeing
Jonathan Crawford, President & Chief Executive Officer, The SPACECONNECTION
Negar Feher, Vice President, Business Development, Momentus
Tony Gingiss, Chief Operating Officer, Virgin Orbit
Katherine Gizinski (Chair), Chief Executive Officer, ManSat
James Hinds, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus OneWeb Satellites
Aaron Lewis, Vice President, Corporate Communications & Government Relations, Arianespace, Inc.
Sharyn Nerenberg (Treasurer), Vice President, Corporate Communications, Hughes Network Systems
Marie-Pierre Pluvinage, Director, Business Development, Connected Intelligence, Airbus US Space & Defense
Nicole Robinson, President, Ursa Space Systems
Mike Safyan, Vice President of Launch, Planet
Dr. Walter Scott, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Maxar
James Trevelyan, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Enterprise, Speedcast
Jeremy Turpin, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Isotropic Systems
Mark Witsaman, Vice President, Product Engineering, Globalstar
Elias Zaccack, Executive Vice President, Global Sales, SES
Elizabeth Evans of K&L Gates serves as General Council.