Charity A. Weeden
Charity Weeden joined the Satellite Industry Association as its Senior Director of Policy in February, 2016. In this role, she supports SIA’s work on government services, regulatory, legislative, defense, export-control and trade issues of critical importance to the Association’s members.
Prior to joining SIA, Charity was co-founder and President of Lquinox Consulting LLC, an independent space and data management consulting company that fosters international partnerships and provides expert advice on the economic, security, scientific, and societal benefits of satellite applications.
Charity completed a distinguished 23-year career in the Royal Canadian Air Force, most recently as Assistant Attaché of Air & Space Operations for the Canadian Defence Liaison Staff in Washington, where she worked closely with U.S. government and industry as well as the Washington Embassy community. She started her career as a CP-140 (P-3) maritime patrol Air Navigator, conducting airborne maritime surveillance operations followed by two tours in space operations and policy, including experience as Deputy Sensor Manager for the U.S. Space Surveillance Network, providing space policy inputs to NORAD and USNORTHCOM leadership, and serving on the International Space Station robotics management team.
Charity holds a Master of Science, Space Studies from the University of North Dakota and graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering. She also earned Brookings Executive Education’s (BEE) Certificate in Policy Strategy and a Certificate, Interdisciplinary Space Studies from the International Space University.