[Satnews] The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced the appointment of Charity A. Weeden as the Association’s new Senior Director of Policy. In this role, Ms. Weeden will support SIA’s work on government services, regulatory, legislative, defense, export-control and trade issues of critical importance to the association’s membership. Ms. Weeden’s appointment takes effect immediately.
“We are very pleased to welcome Charity Weeden to her new senior policy role with the Association,” said Tom Stroup, President of SIA. “Ms. Weeden’s expertise in space operations and policy, providing space policy inputs to NORAD and USNORTHCOM leadership combined with her recent role in Washington as Assistant Attaché of Air & Space Operations, where she worked closely with U.S. government and industry, make her ideally suited for her role with SIA.”
Prior to joining SIA, Ms. Weeden was co-founder and President of Lquinox Consulting LLC, an independent space and data management consulting company that fosters international partnerships and provides expert advice on the economic, security, scientific, and societal benefits of satellite applications. Ms. Weeden completed a distinguished 23-year career in the Royal Canadian Air Force, most recently as Assistant Attaché of Air & Space Operations for the Canadian Defence Liaison Staff in Washington, where she worked closely with US government and industry as well as the Washington Embassy community.
Ms. Weeden holds a Master of Science, Space Studies from the University of North Dakota and graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering. She also earned Brookings Executive Education’s (BEE) Certificate in Policy Strategy and a Certificate, Interdisciplinary Space Studies from the International Space University.