SI names new vice presidents.

Space Imaging promoted Jeff Young to vice president of global solutions, sales and marketing and it named Merry Ann Vernon vice president, general counsel. Both appointments are effective immediately.

In his new role, Young assumes management responsibility for the worldwide sales and marketing of Earth imagery products and services and oversees six organizations including: Corporate Marketing, Partner Programs, United States and Canada Sales, Latin America Sales, Asia Pacific Sales, and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Sales.

Young has more than 12 years of experience in geographic information systems senior management positions, most recently as Space Imaging's executive director of Sales, Global Products & Services. Before joining Space Imaging, Young worked for Bentley Transportation as account manager for their government and transportation programs. Prior to that Young held various program management and business development positions in geospatial technology. Young holds a master of arts in Geography from Arizona State University.

Merry Ann Vernon joins Space Imaging with more than 16 years of legal counseling experience to both corporate and government clients. Her expertise encompasses a wide variety of legal areas including communications law; regulatory affairs and compliance; contract negotiation and review; litigation management; and settlement agreements.

Prior to joining Space Imaging, Vernon worked 11 years for The Gates Corporation, most recently as Assistant General Counsel. Prior to that she was an associate attorney for Gorsuch Kirgis, LLP, and during law school Vernon worked as a legal intern for the Denver District Attorney's Office.

Vernon holds a Juris Doctor from the College of Law at The University of Denver and a master of arts in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin.