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Amanda Simpson Named to Commerce Department Post

President Obama has appointed Amanda Simpson Senior Technical Adviser to the Commerce Department.

In a statement, Simpson said “I’m truly honored to have received this appointment and am eager and excited about this opportunity that is before me.”

Simpson is a former test pilot and 2004 YWCA “Woman On The Move”and has been active in the aerospace and defense industry for the past 30 years.  She most recently served as Deputy Director in Advanced Technology Development for Raytheon.

In 2005, she successfully worked to have Raytheon adopt gender identity into its Equal Employment Opportunity Policy.

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