Air Force General Lindell named by Hickenlooper to be state's aerospace and defense champion

By: InnovatioNews Wednesday November 27, 2013 0 comments Tags: BRAC, Brookings report, Denver, Jay Lindell, OEDIT

Jay Lindell
DENVER - Retired Air Force Major General Jay H. Lindell has been selected by Gov. John Hickenlooper to be Colorado's Aerospace and Defense Industry Champion.

Lindell, with more than 20 years in aerospace operations, will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the state's aerospace strategic plan and developing and implementing strategies surrounding the state's military bases.

That would include leading efforts surrounding all Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) activities, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) said.

"Major Gen. Lindell will be a great advocate and passionate voice for ensuring that the state's various industry networks and groups within aerospace and defense are united," Hickenlooper said.

"We know his extensive experience will help align military assets in preparation of consolidation and workforce training, and we are fortunate to have such a dedicated person to lead our efforts."

The new position was created to lead statewide efforts to implement the state's aerospace strategic plan set forth in the Brookings report "Launch! Taking Colorado's Space Economy to the Next Level," as well as BRACE initiatives.

"I look forward to the challenging and exciting opportunity to build a more prosperous aerospace and defense industry base in our beautiful state of Colorado," Lindell said. "I am very excited to be part of the state's economic development team."

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