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Slingshot Names Seven Appointees to Advisory Board

Slingshot Aerospace
Slingshot Aerospace

Chris Mattmann, Chuck Beames, Karen Diener, Keith Masback, Moriba Jah, Marissa Peretz and Susan Helms have joined Slingshot Aerospace's advisory board to provide insights, support and counsel in all aspects of the company's business.

Melanie Stricklan, co-founder and CEO of Slingshot, said in a statement published Wednesday that the appointees will work to help the company grow its operations.

Mattman works at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as information technology chief technology officer. The two-decade JPL veteran also helped the laboratory conceive and develop the framework for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory's science data processing systems.

Beames is the executive chairman of York Space Systems and the founder of the Smallsat Alliance, an industry group composed of 50 companies from the space market. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the military and space industries to his new capacity.

Diener oversees KD Geospatial Solutions' strategic business development efforts for customers from the intelligence and commercial sectors as CEO.

Masback offers strategic advice and counsel as a principal consultant at Plum Run. He is also a former government senior executive and a U.S. Army veteran.

Jah works at the University of Texas at Austin as an associate professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics while Peretz is the co-founder of recruitment and consultation company Silicon Beach Talent.

Helms is a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general and a former astronaut at NASA.

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