ULA Names Sabathier VP of Washington Ops


WASHINGTON — U.S. government launch services provider United Launch Alliance on March 31 named Robbie Sabathier as its new vice president of Washington operations.

Sabathier, an attorney who previously represented European launch services provider Arianespace, assumes a post vacated earlier this year by longtime Washington lobbyist Mark Bitterman. She also co-founded a broadband startup intended to serve rural communities, ULA said in a press release.

“Robbie brings with her extensive government relations experience specializing in international business, as well as aerospace and defense,” ULA President and Chief Executive Tory Bruno said in a prepared statement. “Her strong background interacting with key Washington, D.C., customer communities, including Congress and White House staff will be instrumental in shaping critical policies and decisions related to ULA business.”