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Saturday, August 04 2018 - 04:32
SPA Employee Recognized as One of "35 Under 35" in the Space Industry
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., (SPA) is proud to announce Mary Hill was 
recently recognized by the International Institute of Space Commerce as one of 
their "35 Under 35 in the Space Industry" award winners.  Mary is currently the 
Operations Manager for SPA's Australia office in Canberra.

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According to the IISC website, "the IISC is proud to recognize and award the 
brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators, authors, artist, technicians, 
engineers, researchers, and overall game changers in the Space industry as part 
of its 35 Under 35 annual award. We are living in a world of ever-increasing 
change where exponential technology is driving both a new digital renaissance 
and sweeping disruption in traditional space markets in turn leading to new 
opportunities. We must rely on a new-generation of Space professionals to lead 
the way."

"Mary is a consummate professional, self-starter and exceptional communicator 
who possesses key business development and analytical skills," said Dr. William 
Vantine, CEO and President. "She has made tremendous contributions in a variety 
of technical and leadership positions and was our number one choice to lead the 
newly opened SPA Australia office.  She is a rising leader in SPA." 

Mary has worked as an analyst for Systems Planning and Analysis for 8 years, 
first as an intern and later as a full time employee. She rose from intern to 
Senior Operations Research Analyst in seven years. During her years as an 
analyst, she has provided high quality analytical support to a variety of 
government customers that have allowed them to make better national security 
decisions. Mary's expertise in modeling and simulation; operations research 
analysis; cost and economic analysis; database and graphical user interface 
design, development, and management; data mining; performance analysis; and 
wargaming have made her a valuable, trusted agent for her customers. 

"They had a lot of very qualified people who are doing exciting things in space 
included on this list of awardees," Mary said. "I feel very honored to have all 
of my work, and the opportunities provided to me by SPA, recognized through 
this award."

The IISC is the world's leading nonpartisan think-tank dedicated to the study 
of the business, economics, and commerce of space.  Their goal is to transform 
the global discussion on space commerce working to solve the issues it faces 
today and tomorrow by driving forward the conversation with a marketplace of 
new ideas by providing this home for the exchange, discussion, and creation of 
new ideas in space commerce.

SPA provides timely and objective analysis and integrated technical, 
operational, programmatic, policy, and business solutions in support of 
important national security objectives. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

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