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Amanda Simpson




The Obama administration has appointed transwoman Amanda Simpson to a position in the Department of Commerce, the first such hiring by a U.S. president.

Amanda Simpson, who has served on NCTE’s Board of Directors for the past 3 years, has been appointed by the Obama Administration as a Senior Technical Advisor to the Department of Commerce. She’ll be working in the Bureau of Industry and Security. I’m truly honored to have received this appointment and am eager and excited about this opportunity that is before me. And at the same time, as one of the first transgender presidential appointees to the federal government, I hope that I will soon be one of hundreds, and that this appointment opens future opportunities for many others.” Simpson brings considerable professional credentials to her new job. For thirty years, she has worked in the aerospace and defense industry, most recently serving as Deputy Director in Advanced Technology Development at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. She holds degrees in physics, engineering and business administration along with an extensive flight background. She is a certified flight instructor and test pilot with 20 years of experience.




(Thanks to Joe.My.God)

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(Anonymous)
Jan. 4th, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
Another breakthrough. And,it's about darn time!

Jackie
(Anonymous)
Jan. 4th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
Amanda SImpson
Hallelujah !! This made my day...after seeing too many Discovery programs where TG folks are struggling for years to find work and peace and love this is welcome news to hear....a small & early step, but one that moves forward.....many more to come is my wish for the New Year !!
(Anonymous)
Apr. 13th, 2010 08:59 am (UTC)
amanda simpson
fantastic i hope she comes to the uk as a trans women she is an inspiration to all trans people a round the world. we are all human beings in this world and all we ask as trans people is to contribute as equals. rachel x
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