Press Release

Futron’s Eileen McGowan Receives SSPI Promise Award

By SpaceRef Editor
November 30, 2006
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Bethesda, MD, November 30, 2006 — On November 28, 2006, the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) held its inaugural Future Leaders Dinner at the Princeton Club in New York City to honor young satellite professionals and the executives who contribute time to their career development.

Futron Corporation’s Eileen McGowan received one of three SSPI Promise Awards presented at the dinner. She was honored along with two other young satellite professionals identified by their employers as having the potential to play a leadership role in the industry. Promise Award recipients have demonstrated initiative, innovation, creativity, and/or a specific problem-solving skill that has positively impacted their company’s financial performance, marketing effectiveness, or technical capabilities.

Eileen is a Program Manager at Futron’s headquarters in Bethesda, MD, where she manages the service as well as a variety of satellite market research, forecasting, and asset valuation projects. Her work in producing the Friends of Futron customer relations management system and associated marketing materials led to Futron receiving the 2003 Satellite News PR and Marketing Award for “Best Marketing Innovation of the Year.” Eileen also serves as Futron’s Quality Manager for the company’s ISO registration. Eileen is President of Women in Aerospace, Treasurer of SSPI’s Mid-Atlantic Chapter, and a member of AIAA’s (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Technical Committee on Communications Systems.

Eileen holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in political science and classics from Case Western Reserve University.

About Futron Corporation: Futron provides leading-edge decision support consulting services to organizations throughout the aerospace and telecommunications industries. Our analysts and engineers use a wide range of proprietary methodologies to help clients make higher quality decisions. For more information please contact Stephanie O’Reilly, Director of Human Resources, at 1-800-807-4927, ext. 3403.

SpaceRef staff editor.