Alexandria, VA – August 10, 2023 – The Aerospace States Association (ASA) has selected Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio of Guam to Chair the National Policy Committee, becoming ASA’s first Lt. Governor from a Territory to join the organization’s executive leadership.
“I am excited to appoint Lt. Governor Tenorio as Chair of the Aerospace States Association National Policy Committee. Lt. Governor Tenorio’s passions for equity, business, and the environment will be a great asset to the Association with our joint mission of supporting the Aerospace community and expanding industry opportunities nationwide,” said Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera of Colorado, National Chair of the ASA.
The Honorable Joshua “Josh” Franquez Tenorio is the 10th elected Lieutenant Governor of Guam. He is the Chairman of the Islandwide Beautification Task Force, the Interagency Council on Homelessness, the Guam Hazard Mitigation Committee, and the Guam Product Seal Task Force. He is the Co-Chairperson of the Guam Green Growth (G3) Steering Committee and has oversight over the Guam State Clearinghouse, charged with monitoring federal grant expenditures and programs. In addition, Tenorio currently serves on the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) board of directors, an international organization whose mission is to build resilient and sustainable island communities; and was selected by his peers to serve on the Executive Committee of the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association. Lt. Governor Tenorio is also the first LGBTQ person to be elected Lt. Governor in the United States, he advocates for LGBTQ+ rights and inclusion and is a founding member of the non-profit Equality Guam. He lives in Talofofo and was raised in Sinajana.
“Guam is where American commerce and defense begins each day. We are host to aerospace activities at the Antonio B. Won Pat Guam International Airport, Andersen Air Force Base, and the NASA Guam Remote Ground Terminal. Guam is a hub for both United Airlines and Asia Pacific Air and is the future site for an Enhanced Integrated Air and Missile Defense System. Though small in land size, our importance for the nation’s economy is larger than most states. We are the commercial gateway to America for Asia/Pacific, the host to more than 1.6 million tourists annually, and play a key strategic role in America’s defense. I am excited to Chair the ASA National Policy Committee. It is my hope, working in partnership with the ASA Membership, to develop policy initiatives that will expand our aerospace markets while securing the nation’s defense. Si Yu’os Ma’åse’,” said Lt. Governor Tenorio of Guam, Chair of the ASA National Policy Committee. Lt. Governor Tenorio’s term will complete the term of past ASA National Policy Committee Chair, Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer of Alaska.
About the Aerospace States Association
The Aerospace States Association (ASA) is a non-partisan 501c (3) organization comprised of Lieutenant Governors, Governor appointed delegates, state legislators, territorial and tribal government representatives and associate members from aerospace organizations and academia working to advance aerospace and aviation in member states and throughout the nation. ASA is the only aerospace advocacy organization promoting State based perspectives in federal aerospace & aviation policy development. Visit www.aerostates.org for more information on the Aerospace States Association.
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