(New York City, March 31, 2020) – Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today opened nominations for the “20 Under 35” cohort of 2020. The “20 Under 35” will be honored at the annual Future Leaders Dinner on October 6 in Silicon Valley at Satellite Innovation 2020. Nominations are due by July 3, 2020.
Every year, during its Future Leaders Dinner, SSPI announces its list of the “20 Under 35” young space and satellite professionals to watch in the years ahead. “20 Under 35” honorees are employees or entrepreneurs who have demonstrated initiative, creativity and problem-solving skills that created new capabilities, overcame major challenges, and ensured excellence in technology and service.
The “20 Under 35” are selected by a panel of judges based on scoring of nomination forms. On October 6, SSPI will announce the three top-scoring honorees and present them with its Promise Award, recognizing their status as leaders of the 2020 cohort. On the same evening, SSPI will also honor its Mentor of the Year: a satellite executive who has fostered young talent and volunteered time and energy in support of the industry.
With their accomplishments, knowledge and skills, each year’s ‘20 Under 35’ are an inspiration to the industry,” said executive director Robert Bell. “They also have lessons on leadership to teach us, despite having relatively few years in business under their belts.”
Nomination forms are available on SSPI’s website.
Founded in 1983, Space & Satellite Professionals International (www.sspi.org) is on a mission to make the space and satellite industry one of the world’s best at attracting and engaging the talent that powers innovation. The space and satellite business has never seen a time of greater experimentation and disruption than we see today. Investment is the fuel for transformation, but people are the engine. SSPI helps the industry attract, develop and retain the talented people it needs to keep the engine turning. People who connect through high-profile events and gain recognition from prestigious awards. People who rely on SSPI for a broader understanding of the industry as much as for individual networking and career mentoring. From young people seeking a career path to industry veterans with wisdom to share, SSPI connects them all.
Talent, investment and opportunity flow to industries that make a difference. SSPI is the only organization that also promotes the enormous value of space and satellite through dramatic stories of our technologies and companies making a better world. Those stories overturn misconceptions about the industry that hold it back. They inspire our people and attract new ones to the industry. They help justify investment and give new customers a reason to care about our services and products. Through the stories we tell and the people we serve, SSPI inspires the growth of the $1 trillion space economy of the future.
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