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Space and Satellite Hall of Fame inducts DiBello
Frank DiBello, president and chief executive officer of Space Florida, recently was inducted into the Space & Satellite Professionals International Hall of Fame.
DiBello was one of six honorees. The other are Christopher Boshuizen, William Marshall and Robbie Schingler, co-founders of Planet; Steve Spengler, president and CEO of Intelsat; and Robert Twiggs, professor emeritus at Morehead State University.
The Space & Satellite Hall of Fame recognizes the invaluable contributions of the visionaries who transform life on planet Earth for the better through space and satellite technology. Members of the Hall of Fame are recognized pioneers in communications, aerospace, scientific research, or the development and delivery of space and satellite applications for business, institutions and government.
DiBello has had a 50-year plus career in the business of space and aerospace, the last 13 years with Space Florida.
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Space Florida is the aerospace economic development agency of Florida. The agency was created by consolidating three existing state space entities into a single new organization via the Space Florida Act, enacted in May 2006 by the Florida Legislature.
DiBello was instrumental in the state’s recovery from the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, as well as the space industry’s current prolific launch and manufacturing sector.
Eastern Florida State College Foundation honors Cullen
The Eastern Florida State College Foundation recently honored Brevard County Tax Collector Lisa Cullen with its distinguished alumni award for her community leadership.
“Lisa exemplifies the very best of EFSC in her service to residents of the Space Coast and strong support for our students,” said Cindy Kane, executive director of development and strategic engagement for the EFSC Foundation. “This award shines a bright light on her work and achievements, and we are honored to call her a great friend of the college.”
Cullen, first elected as the county’s tax collector in 2008 — and subsequently in 2012, 2016 and 2020 — attended Brevard Community College, the forerunner to Eastern Florida State College. She then attended the University of Central Florida, earning a degree in accounting and finance.
She manages a staff of 174 employees in seven branch offices across the Space Coast.
Seale named senior recruiter at Booz Allen Hamilton
Katie Seale recently joined Booz Allen Hamilton, a global technology management and consulting firm, as a senior recruiter.
Seale previously worked at Liberty IT Solutions as a talent acquisition manager. Before that, she was a talent acquisition specialist at L3 Harris Technologies.
Seale received her undergraduate degree from Florida State University and her Master of Business Administration from the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco.
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