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Ball Aerospaceā€™s Allison Barto Honored with Women Who Light the Community Award

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BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 4, 2017 — Allison Barto, a program manager at Ball Aerospace, is recognized as one of The Boulder Chamber’s 2017 Women Who Light the Community honorees. This tribute credits women who have made significant contributions through innovations and a committed effort to address a meaningful business or non-profit, arts or community need, locally, regionally, nationally, or globally.

“Allison is an outstanding leader at Ball Aerospace and in the Boulder Community,” said Jim Oschmann, vice president and general manager civil space. “She is also an incredible role model who helps to develop and inspire the next generation of women Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals in our community.”

Of the six community award honorees, Barto has received tributes for her continued contributions to the YWCA of Boulder County for which she was a past president of the Board of Directors working to eliminate racism and empower women and girls. During her time with the YWCA she has been committed to growing the organization’s education initiatives including the Latina Achievement Support program, providing at-risk Latina girls support to allow them to finish high school and pursue post-secondary education.  

Additionally, Barto is recognized for her ongoing commitment to youth STEM education. She is a past board member of Boulder Valley Gifted & Talented, she serves as a mentor for ‘I Have a Dream Students’ participating in the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s (NCAR) Engineering Experiences Program, and has participated as a panelist and keynote speaker in programs related to creativity and inquiry based learning as well as STEM and space science

Barto is Ball Aerospace’s Program Manager for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and over the past 15 years she has given countless presentations to local schools and other audiences to share the science and excitement of this upcoming mission.

Ball Corporation is proud to support the communities in which we work. In 2017, Ball employees donated more than $1.3 million in Colorado, including a company match, and volunteered more than 11,500 hours.

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Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.  We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit www.ball.com/aerospace or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 18,450 people worldwide and 2016 net sales were $9.1 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

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