Aerospace States Association Elects Alaska Lt. Governor Loren Leman Chairman

The Aerospace States Association (ASA) has elected Alaska Lieutenant Governor Loren Leman as its Chairman. Lt. Governor Leman will lead ASA during a time of aerospace transformation with a new Executive Board comprised of:

* Lt. Governor Mary Fallin (OK), Past Chair
* Lt. Governor Brian Dubie (VT), Secretary and Vice Chair
* Lt. Governor Catherine Baker Knoll (PA), Vice Chair
* Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante (CA), Vice Chair
* Lt. Governor Jane Norton (CO), Vice Chair
* Ms. Sandra Bast (IL), Treasurer
* Mr. Charles Clark (OH), State Delegate
* Ms. Stephanie Wright (DE), State Delegate

ASA is a bi-partisan representative of the grass roots of American Aerospace. It is a scientific and educational organization of Lieutenant Governors and appointed delegates from more than forty states. ASA was formed to promote a state-based perspective in federal aerospace policy development and to support state aerospace initiatives that enhance student/teacher education outreach and economic development opportunities.

“America is being challenged by many nations around the world that are aggressively investing in their own aerospace industries and workforce. Numerous Presidential and Congressional reports document this challenge. I believe that ASA can and should work to rally America to improve U.S. aerospace competitiveness,” said Chairman Leman in his August 30 letter to the association.

In addition to serving in the Alaska Legislature for 14 years, and nearly three years as Lieutenant Governor of America’s largest state, Leman is a consulting civil/environmental engineer and fisherman. He and his wife Carolyn have three children.

Loren Leman was raised in Ninilchik, Alaska where he graduated from high school. He received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University and his masters in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. He has also studied Arctic Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage.