Guam lt. governor named chair of Aerospace States Association’s National Policy committee
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio has been appointed chair of the Aerospace States Association's National Policy Committee, becoming ASA’s first lt. governor from Guam to join the organization’s executive leadership.
"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," Tenorio said, noting that "Guam is where American commerce and defense begins each day."
The Aerospace States Association is a non-partisan 501c (3) organization that comprises 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 seeks to promote state-based perspectives in federal aerospace & aviation policy development.
"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," Tenorio said.
Tenorio, the 10th elected lieutenant governor of Guam, 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.
"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," Tenorio said.
Tenorio’s term will complete the term of past ASA National Policy Committee chair, Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer of Alaska.
“I am excited to appoint Lt. Gov. Tenorio as chair of the Aerospace States Association National Policy Committee. Lt. Gov. 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. Gov. Dianne Primavera of Colorado, national chair of the ASA.