Clayton Mowry has worked for over 18 years in the commercial launch and satellite sectors serving in government, as the leader of an industry trade association and as an executive for the world’s leading launch services company. Mr. Mowry joined Washington, D.C.-based Arianespace, Inc. as its President and Chairman in 2001. As the head of the Arianespace’s U.S. subsidiary, he is responsible for managing the company’s sales, marketing, strategy, government relations and corporate communications activities. Before joining Arianespace, Mr. Mowry served for six years as executive director at the Satellite Industry Association (SIA), a non-profit alliance of U.S. satellite operators, manufacturers and ground equipment suppliers. Prior to his role at SIA, he worked as a satellite/launch industry analyst and senior international trade specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. Clayton Mowry received a Master of Business of Administration (MBA) from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. In addition to his work at Arianespace, Mr. Mowry currently serves on the board of directors and as chairman of the Society of Satellite Professionals International. He also serves on the board of directors of the American Astronautical Society (AAS) and on the advisory board of the Space Generation Advisory Council based in Vienna, Austria. In 2010 Mr. Mowry received the AAS Industrial Leadership Award and was named as an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In 2008 he was inducted as a corresponding member in the International Academy of Astronautics.