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2013 ASP Annual Meeting Supporters Luncheon

The Triple Crown of STEM Literacy: Education, Public Policy, and Private Sector Employment

The ASP is pleased to announce the featured speakers for our 125th Annual Meeting Supporters Luncheon, taking place at 11:30 on Monday, July 22, 2013 on the campus of San Jose State University.

  • Julie A. Sattler, Vice President & General Manager of Special Programs, Lockheed Martin SSC
  • Dennis Cima, Senior Vice President, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

While those in education and public outreach work to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) literacy in formal and informal settings, the ASP recognizes the equally important efforts of those on the front lines of public policy and private industry. STEM literacy will be achieved only through the collective endeavors of:

  • Teachers and outreach professionals
  • Lobbyists and legislators
  • Private sector employers, and investors in workforce development and R&D

The stakes are high for us all, but together we can inspire and influence current and future STEM-literate generations.

While there is no charge for the Luncheon, the event is by invitation-only. If you are interested in attending, please send a note to Kathryn Harper, director of development & communications for the ASP, kharper {at} astrosociety.org.

We look forward to seeing you in San Jose!

Julie A. Sattler, Vice President & General Manager of Special Programs, Lockheed Martin SSC

Julie SattlerJulie A. Sattler serves as Vice President & General Manager of Special Programs, one of Lockheed Martin SSC’s largest lines of business, which focuses on developing space systems for sensitive national security. In her tenure at Lockheed Martin, she became the first female vice president of SSC’s engineering organization, and the vice president and program manager of a multi-billion dollar military communications satellite program. She was responsible for the successful delivery of other critical programs, including Milstar and the Defense Satellite Communications System.

Sattler was recognized on Nov. 1 by the Women in Aerospace national organization with the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The 27-year Lockheed Martin veteran was recognized for her leadership in developing space-based communications systems for warfighters, as well as her contributions to the advancement of future leaders.

Sattler holds a bachelor’s in Aeronautical Engineering from San Jose State University. She is also a graduate of the Executive Program Management Course at the Defense Systems Management College, the Harvard Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security, and the Lockheed Martin Executive Development and Leadership Program. She mentors early and mid-career professionals and is involved in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Society of Women Engineers and the National Defense Industrial Association.

Dennis Cima, Senior Vice President, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Dennis CimaDennis Cima serves as Senior Vice President for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association made up of more than 300 leading Silicon Valley employers and founded by David Packard in 1977. Cima joined the Leadership Group in 2004 to direct the organization’s educational policy objectives. In 2007, he was named vice president and is responsible for advancing the organization’s legislative agenda, in addition to his education and workforce policy portfolio. He was named Senior Vice President in December, 2008.

Prior to joining the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Cima was the Assistant to the former Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools where he assisted in managing the day-to-day operations of the superintendent’s office and provided policy support to the Superintendent and her cabinet, the County Board of Education, and local school districts. He also served for five years as a legislative assistant to former-Congressman Tom Campbell during Mr. Campbell’s service in both the U.S. House of Representatives and California State Senate. In that capacity, Cima provided policy support and constituent service in the areas of national defense, veterans affairs, and transportation, among others.

Cima serves on a number of local boards and councils, including the NOVA Workforce Investment Board, which serves northern Santa Clara County; the board of directors for IISME, or Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education, which places teachers in enriching summer fellowships in industry and research; the Santa Clara University College of Arts & Sciences Leadership Board; and the Silicon Valley Education Foundation’s STEM advisory board.