A Francophile since his teenage years, French-American Cultural Foundation board member Aaron Lewis has spent the last decade and a half in a dream job, one that has engaged another youthful passion of his, space travel.
As Vice President at Arianespace’s US subsidiary, Aaron has been able to enjoy, through his professional work, the marriage of French culture and cutting-edge space technologies. Paris-based Arianespace is the world’s first commercial launch company and has sent over 600 satellites into space from its “pas de tir” or launch base in French Guiana, an overseas department of France.
In this capacity, Aaron has also been able to learn French at a serviceable level, making the most of his many business trips to Paris. This has made him an excellent team member on the F-ACF board. His knowledge is stretched across disciplines ranging from the space industry to the fine arts and literature.