Palo Alto, California-based aerospace companyÂ Space Systems Loral has appointed Michael Gold as vice president of itsÂ Washington operations.
Gold, who previously worked for Bigelow Aerospace as director of WashingtonÂ operations and business growth, will work to assist SSL’s government business expansion goals and establish its presence in the capital, SSL said Monday.
John Celli, president of SSL, said Gold’s experience atÂ civil and defense organizationsÂ will aid the company’s push to build on its commitment with U.S. government agencies.
SSL noted it currently hasÂ projects with NASA, the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Prior to working at Bigelow Aerospace, where he founded itsÂ Washington office, Â Gold served as an associate forÂ Squire Patton BoggsÂ andÂ McGuireWoods and as a business development official at Montana’s department of commerce.
He also took part in several advisory committeesÂ that worked with government organizations such as the Federal Aviation AdministrationÂ and NASA, SSL said.
Gold holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brandeis University and aÂ doctor of jurisprudence degree from University of Pennsylvania’s School of Law.