Press Release

Space ImagingÊAnnouncesÊExecutive Management Appointments

By SpaceRef Editor
February 25, 2002
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Space Imaging announced today the
promotion of Jeff Young to vice president of Global Solutions, Sales and
Merry Ann Vernon has been named vice president, General Counsel.
Both appointments are effective immediately.

In his new role, Jeff Young assumes management responsibility for the
worldwide sales and marketing of Earth imagery products and services and
oversees six organizations including:
Corporate Marketing, Partner Programs,
United States and Canada Sales, Latin America Sales, Asia Pacific Sales, and
EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Sales.

Young has more than 12 years of experience in geographic information
systems (GIS) senior management positions, most recently as Space Imaging’s
executive director of Sales, Global Products & Services.
Before joining
Space Imaging, Young worked for Bentley Transportation as account manager for
their government and transportation programs.
Prior to that Young held
various program management and business development positions in geospatial
Young holds a master of arts in Geography from Arizona State

Jody Tedesco, Space Imaging’s chief operating officer said, “Jeff brings
25 years of sales, program and project experience to our senior executive
His proven knowledge and outstanding reputation in the geospatial
marketplace assures our continued leadership as the premier provider of visual

Merry Ann Vernon joins Space Imaging with more than 16 years of legal
counseling experience to both corporate and government clients.
Her expertise
encompasses a wide variety of legal areas including communications law;
regulatory affairs and compliance; contract negotiation and review; litigation
mF`ement; and settlement agreements.

Prior to joining Space Imaging, Vernon worked 11 years for The Gates
Corporation, most recently as Assistant General Counsel.
Prior to that she
was an associate attorney for Gorsuch Kirgis, LLP, and during law school
Vernon worked as a legal intern for the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

Vernon holds a Juris Doctor from the College of Law at The University of
Denver and a master of arts in Library Science from the University of

John Copple, Space Imaging’s chief executive officer said, “Space Imaging
will benefit from Merry Ann’s experience and knowledge.
Merry Ann will help
lead the company as we continue the significant growth we have been

About Space Imaging

Space Imaging is a leading supplier of visual information products and
services derived from space imagery and aerial photography.
The company
launched the world’s first and only one-meter resolution, commercial Earth
imaging satellite, IKONOS, on Sept. 24, 1999.
Other products are produced
from the Indian Remote Sensing satellites, the U.S. Landsat satellites and
Canada’s RADARSAT.
Space Imaging also delivers aerial-derived imagery
products collected by its own Digital Airborne Imaging System (DAIS-1(TM)).
For more information about Space Imaging visit its web site at .

SpaceRef staff editor.