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Arlington, Va. (August 8, 2022) – Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) announced it would be bolstering its Finance, Civil Aviation, and Space divisions with the addition of Katherine Nettrour as Vice President of Finance, Simone Perez as Senior Director of Civil Aviation, and Steven Jordan Tomaszewski as Senior Director, National Security Space.

“I’m excited to welcome Katherine, Simone and Steven to AIA as we continue to play a crucial role in ensuring our industry leads on national security and prioritizes the highest level of safety for commercial transportation,” said AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning. “All three bring valuable expertise in furthering the contributions of our member companies to U.S. innovation, national security, and AIA’s effectiveness in advocating for the aerospace industry.”

Katherine Nettrour joins AIA from a multinational organization that is best known for its GMAT exam used by graduate business schools for admission to MBA programs. Previously, she was a licensed CPA and a staff auditor at Arthur Andersen LLP. She is a highly effective finance and accounting leader with more than 15 years of experience specializing in accounting, operations, and treasury management – ranging across various industries covering commercial real estate, government contracting and graduate education. Katherine has strong leadership experience in managing annual financial audits, legal entity and tax structures, small business acquisition and integration, and building world-class accounting teams. Katherine holds a degree in accounting from the University of Maryland College Park.

Simone Perez joins AIA from the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation where she served as a Professional Staff Member focusing on legislation advancing the safety of the national airspace system, ensuring funding for airport infrastructure, and enhancing regulatory oversight enacted as part of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Prior to her service in the Senate, Simone served as a Professional Staffer for the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the U.S. House of Representatives where she worked on aviation policy matters related to aviation safety, general aviation, and air traffic control. Simone holds a B.A. in Government from Skidmore College and an M.A. in International Trade and Public Policy from George Mason University.

Steve Jordan Tomaszewski comes to AIA from The Aerospace Corporation where he provided objective technical advice to senior Department of Defense executives in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security. Steve has also supported several other key governmental organizations with space policy work and intelligence analysis including the Department of the Air Force, National Security Agency/Central Security Service, the Defense Intelligence Agency through the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Steve also continues to serve in the military as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force Reserve assigned to the National Reconnaissance Office. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from the United States Air Force Academy, and a Master of Public Affairs in policy analysis from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs.


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