Friday, June 15, 2007

Lt. Governor Tim Murray Elected Vice Chair of Aerospace States Association

Massachusetts Lt Governor will also chair Aerospace R&D Committee

The Aerospace States Association (ASA) last week elected Vermont Lt. Governor Brian Dubie to serve as its Chairman for the next two years, and Lt. Governor Tim Murray of Massachusetts to serve as Vice Chair.

Lieutenant governors from twelve states were elected to leadership positions. Dubie said, “I am honored to serve as Chairman, and am delighted that Lt. Governor Murray has agreed to help me lead the association and spearhead our initiatives in Aerospace R&D – an area where his experience and his passion to serve the people of Massachusetts will make a difference for our nation as well.”

Dubie went on to say, “ASA is becoming a major grass-roots force for improvements in aerospace policy and education throughout the country. Lt. Governor Murray and our 2007-2009 leadership team will shape new initiatives to advance states’ interests and heighten our influence on key aerospace and aviation issues.”

The group’s top issues include R&D funding, workforce training, economic development in aerospace and aviation, excellence in math and science education in every state, and factors to keep states competitive in a global marketplace. Committees include Aerospace R&D, Aviation, Education, Membership, Policy, Space and Workforce.

ASA is a bi-partisan organization representing the grass roots of American aerospace and aviation. It is a scientific and educational organization of Lieutenant Governors and Governor-appointed delegates. ASA was formed in 1989 to promote a state-based perspective in federal aerospace policy development and to support state aerospace initiatives that enhance student/teacher education outreach and economic development opportunities. ASA maintains direct ties to the executive branches of state governments throughout the nation.

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