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SSPI Opens Nominations for 6th Promise and Mentor Awards

Monday, June 13, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Orly Konig-Lopez
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Winners to be Honored at SSPI’s Annual Future Leaders Dinner in New York City

(New York City, June 13, 2011) – The Society of Satellite Professionals International has opened nominations for its sixth annual Promise Awards, which honor young leaders in the satellite industry for outstanding achievement.  Nominations are also being accepted for the Mentor Award, which recognizes an industry executive for mentoring rising young professionals. The Awards will be presented at the Future Leaders Dinner at the Princeton Club in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, October 12, which is the opening night of the SATCON and Content & Communications World events  A portion of the proceeds from the dinner will go to SSPI's Educational Fund. 

Nomination criteria and forms can be downloaded from the SSPI Web site.  Nominations close September 14, 2011. 

Nominees for the Promise Award must demonstrate initiative, innovation, creativity and problem-solving skills that positively impact their company’s financial performance, marketing effectiveness, technical advancement or research capabilities.  Past winners of Promise Awards have included young employees of the Space & Missile Systems Center of the United States Air Force, RRsat Global Communications Network, Space Systems/Loral, CNN, Boeing Satellite Systems, CapRock Government Solutions, Willis Inspace, Intelsat, Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems, and Futron.

Mentor Award nominees are distinguished by their voluntary contributions to industry causes and track record of coaching, motivating and fostering young professionals to elevate their professional capabilities and leadership potential.  Past Mentor Award winners have included Dick Tauber of CNN, Dom Stasi of Avail/TVN, Francesco Frenza of the Cisneros Group, and Andrew Werth of Hughes Network Systems.

"The Future Leaders Dinner has become one of the most anticipated evenings of the satellite industry social scene,” said Robert Bell, SSPI’s Executive Director. "Our industry has fully embraced the need to attract and retain young talent. Through programs such as the Promise Awards and the SSPI Educational Fund, we’re able to provide the resources and recognition for individuals who are dedicating their careers to the satellite industry. "
The SSPI Future Leaders Dinner will be held on the opening night of Satellite Week in NYC (, which includes SATCON and the other events of Content and Communications World, including HD World and 3D World.  SATCON and CCW are proud supporters of the Future Leaders Dinner.

About SSPI
The Society of Satellite Professionals International ( is a nonprofit member-benefit society that serves satellite professionals throughout their working lives.  With chapters in the Americas, Europe and Asia, SSPI works to attract new talent to the industry, helps satellite professionals advance in their careers, works to increase the professional standing of members and honors extraordinary achievement by satellite professionals and the companies they work for.

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