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SSPI MidAtlantic Chapter (US)

Serves: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, and the District of Columbia

The SSPI Mid-Atlantic Chapter boasts an energetic and active chapter, with educational and networking events throughout the year. These events support our scholarship program and prize competition, which we hold in partnership with the George Washington University, George Mason University and the University of Maryland.

Our Leadership

President: Pat Rayermann, Semper Fortis Solutions
Vice President: Billie Sims, Hunter Communications
Secretary: Diego Paldao, SpeedCast
Treasurers: Eileen McGowan, Intelsat; Kelly Nicklin, XTAR
Publicity/Communications Chair: Brendan Murray
Membership Chair: Fabien Armogathe, O3B Networks
Scholarship Chair: Christian Wooldridge, Satcom Direct
Programs Co-Chair: Tom Fahy, Capitol Meteorologics
Programs Co-Chair: Arnie Christianson, SES
Immediate Past President: Tim Deaver, SES GS


  • Sallye Clark, Mintz Levin
  • Dara Panahy, Milbank
  • Will Gregory, Ultisat
  • Alena Koci, Inmarsat
  • Ed Spitler, Artel
  • Charity Weeden, Satellite Industry Association
  • Roya Shambayati, Intelsat
  • Mark Lekowski, JSAT
  • Chris Kinman, SES GS



Results of SSPI MA membership survey are now available.

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