RESTON, VA, September 4, 2012 – Dawn Harms has been hired as the new vice president of sales, marketing and communications for International Launch Services (ILS). As a key member of the ILS executive team, Harms is responsible for leading the implementation of sales, marketing strategy, customer relations and new business development.

Harms brings to ILS over 20 years of experience serving the satellite and telecommunications industry, most recently as vice president for marketing and sales operations at Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) in Palo Alto, California, where she was responsible for SS/L’s sales operations activities. Prior to that post, Harms held sales and engineering positions at SS/L. Before SS/L, Harms worked in engineering and management capacities for Teledyne MEC.

Harms holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), from University of Wisconsin–Madison with an emphasis on Electromagnetics and Microwave Theory.

“Dawn has a considerable career in commercial satellite and telecommunications and we welcome her to ILS to lead a very talented group, be on the executive leadership team and provide customer focus across the globe,” said President of ILS, Frank McKenna.

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