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FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly to Deliver Keynote Address at 20th Annual Satellite Industry Association Leadership Dinner

By SpaceRef Editor
February 23, 2017
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The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced that Commissioner Michael O’Rielly of the Federal Communications Commissioner will deliver a keynote address at SIA’s 20th Annual Satellite Leadership Dinner. The Dinner will take place on March 6, 2017 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

Commissioner O’Rielly was nominated for a seat on the FCC by President Barack Obama in August of 2013 and was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on October 29, 2013. On January 29, 2015, he was sworn into office for a new term, following his re-nomination by the President and confirmation by the United States Senate. Prior to joining the agency Commissioner O’Rielly served as a Policy Advisor in the Office of the Senate Republican Whip,led by U.S. Senator John Cornyn, since January 2013. He worked in the Republican Whip’s Office since 2010, as an Advisor from 2010 to 2012 and Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director from 2012 to 2013 for U.S. Senator Jon Kyl. The Commissioner’s 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.