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Congressman Jim Bridenstine to Deliver Keynote Address at 20th Annual Satellite Industry Assocation Leadership Dinner

By SpaceRef Editor
February 27, 2017
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The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced that Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK-1) will deliver a keynote address at SIA’s 20 th Annual Satellite Leadership Dinner. The Congressman joins fellow keynote speaker, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly at this year’s Dinner which will take place on March 6th at the Andrew W.Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

Congressman Bridenstine was elected in 2012 to represent Oklahoma’s First Congressional District. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee where he is member of the Strategic Forces subcommittee. The Congressman also serves on the Science, Space and Technology Committee where he is a member of the Space subcommittee. Last year, Rep. Bridenstine introduced the American Space Renaissance Act, legislation designed to permanently secure the United States as the world’s preeminent space faring nation. The Congressman’s complete biography can be found HERE.

The SIA Leadership Dinner is held annually during SATELLITE Week in Washington, DC. For two decades, SIA has gathered satellite industry executives and government officials in order to recognize the important role the commercial satellite industry plays both domestically and abroad and to honor individuals who have demonstrated long-term leadership and dedication to public service on issues affecting the industry. The Dinner is open to SIA Guests, Executive and Associate Members. SIA Executive and Associate Members interested in tables and seats for this year’s 20 th anniversary event, should contact SIA Director of Events and Operations Jennifer Williams at [email protected] or via telephone at 202.503.1565.

About The Satellite Industry Association

SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit

SIA Executive Members include: AT&T Services, Inc.; The Boeing Company; EchoStar Corporation; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Northrop Grumman Corporation; OneWeb; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; SSL; and ViaSat, Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; Artel, LLC; Blue Origin: DigitalGlobe Inc.; DRS Technologies, Inc.; Eutelsat America Corp.; Global Eagle Entertainment; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; L-3 Electron Technologies, Inc.; O3b Limited; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Planet; Semper Fortis Solutions; Spire Global Inc.; TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.; Telesat Canada; TrustComm, Inc.; Ultisat, Inc.; and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; COMSAT; HawkEye 360; Wiley Rein LLP.

SpaceRef staff editor.