Centennial, Colo., (March 31, 2015) – United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced today that Robbie Sabathier was named the company’s vice president of Washington Operations.

“Robbie brings with her extensive government relations experience specializing in international business, as well as aerospace and defense,” said Tory Bruno, ULA’s president and CEO. “Her strong background interacting with key Washington, D.C., customer communities, including Congress and White House staff will be instrumental in shaping critical policies and decisions related to ULA business. We could not be more pleased to welcome her to our team.”

Prior to ULA, Sabathier was president of a law office she founded in Washington, where she represented the European launch company Arianespace. In addition, she co-founded a startup telecommunication company specializing in designing, deploying and operating low-cost, high-speed internet networks to serve rural communities.

“It is a tremendously exciting time in the aerospace industry and I am pleased to be joining the nation’s premier launch service company to lead the D.C. operations,” said Sabathier. “ULA’s current path will transform the launch services market by offering innovative, affordable and reliable access to space.”

Sabathier holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from San Diego State University and a Juris Doctorate from American University Washington College of Law.

With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance is the nation’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered more than 90 satellites to orbit that provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, enable personal device-based GPS navigation and unlock the mysteries of our solar system.

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