Press Release

Meghan Allen Joins USA Government Relations Team

By SpaceRef Editor
July 11, 2005
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United Space Alliance is pleased to announce that Meghan Allen has joined the company as Director of Legislative Affairs in USA’s Washington, D.C., office.

Allen brings extensive experience in Congressional relations and knowledge of NASA programs to the USA team. She will report to Kate Kronmiller, USA’s Vice President for Government Relations, and will be responsible for managing all company activities involving Congress. Allen also will provide legislative analysis and action planning to ensure a broad understanding of issues associated with NASA programs and the company’s involvement in them.

“We are indeed fortunate to have someone of Meghan’s caliber joining the USA team at such an important time in the space industry,” said USA President and Chief Executive Officer Mike McCulley.

Prior to coming to USA, Allen was Director of Congressional Relations for GenCorp/Aerojet, responsible for overseeing all Washington-based activities involving Congress on NASA, Department of Defense and environmental issues. Before that, she worked as part of the legislative staff for U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato (R-NY) handling environmental and defense issues. She holds a B.S. in Economics and Public Administration from George Mason University.

United Space Alliance, established in 1995, is a leader in space operations offering extensive experience in space launch and recovery operations; mission planning and control; flight hardware processing; space flight training; on-orbit assembly, payload deployment and servicing; rendezvous/proximity operations and docking; large-scale integration and sustaining engineering. USA serves as NASA’s prime contractor for the Space Shuttle and provides operations services for the International Space Station. USA employs more than 10,000 people in Texas, Florida, and Alabama.

SpaceRef staff editor.