July 18, 2022
Jack Kennedy has been appointed to the Virginia-Israel Advisory Board, a state agency designed to facilitate Israeli capital investment focused on commerce, trade, art, education and comparative government within the United States.
Kennedy was appointed to the 31-member state board for a term of four years ending in mid-2026, and beyond his last term as the clerk of circuit court ending in December 2023. https://www.thecoalfieldprogress.com/articles/16634/view
Last fall, Kennedy visited Tel Aviv, meeting with international trade specialists, aerospace executives and aerospace venture capital firms at international aerospace business advisor practice firm Starburst Aerospace. He renewed the relationship with the CEO of solar power producer Energix while in Tel Aviv. The solar firm first came to Wise five years ago, and Energix has subsequently invested hundreds of millions of dollars in solar power production in the U.S., with the assistance of the Virginia-Israel Advisory Board.
Kennedy’s participation on the board is to assist in facilitating aerospace foreign capital investment and STEM education links with Israeli firm SpaceIL, which intends to land two spacecraft on the moon’s near side and far side in 2024, and to assist in the logistics of other aerospace firms connecting with Virginia start-ups and sector venture capital firms.
Kennedy also has served on the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority; the Virginia Aviation Board; the Virginia Aerospace Council; and the Virginia Geographic Information Network. He further has served on the University of Virginia’s College at Wise Board and the national board of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education.
Kennedy also served in the Virginia Senate and the House of Delegates. July 18th Coalfield Progresslearn more!