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Ball Aerospace Appoints Pomeroy and O'Hara to New Washington, D.C. Leadership Roles

May 20, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., May 20, 2014 – Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has made two new appointments to its Strategic Operations organization within the Washington Operations office.

Jill Pomeroy has joined Ball Aerospace as director, Legislative Affairs, leading relations with the U.S. Congress in support of Ball’s defense and intelligence programs. Pomeroy previously served as legislative affairs director for DigitalGlobe, Ball’s teammate for commercial space imagery and geospatial content. Pomeroy has held comparable positions at the Harris Corporation and with the National Association of Manufacturers. Pomeroy earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. She is the current president of the National Space Club.

Michael O’Hara has been selected as Ball’s director of business development for space technology and services, leading new activities in these markets. O’Hara most recently worked as director for civil space propulsion development at Aerojet Rocketdyne and was earlier with the NASA Langley Research Center. He was a NASA Congressional Fellow for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, La. O’Hara earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication/media studies from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

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Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information, visit

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