Vonna Weir Heaton, former special assistant to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s deputy director, has joined Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. as vice president and lead executive of information and intelligence solutions.
Heaton joins the company as part of a series of executive appointments within the Washington operations office, Ball Aerospace said Wednesday.
In her new role, Heaton will work with the the systems engineering solutions unit on strategy and engaging customers for information services-related programs and opportunities.
John Campbell, a 15-year company veteran and a director for the past six years, was promoted to VP for legislative affairs.
Makenzie Lystrup, a former congressional science policy fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the House, has joined the company as business development manager for space sciences and technologies.
Heaton and Campbell will report to Debra Lepore, vice president and general manager of strategic operations.
Lystrup will report to Carol Lane, VP and lead executive for civil and commercial space.
Lystrup is the incoming chair of the American Astronomical Society’s planetary science policy committee and currently serves on a science advisory committee for the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.