Joe Ritch Receives von Braun Memorial Community Service Award
Sirote & Permutt is proud to announce that attorney Joe H. Ritch has received the 2011 Dr. Wernher von Braun Memorial Community Service Award from the National Space Club in Huntsville, Ala.
Established in 1988, the award honors the memory of space pioneer Dr. Wernher von Braun. It recognizes individuals and groups who personify Dr. von Braun’s ideals and vision, as well as those who have made significant achievements in advancing space exploration or have contributed to America's leadership in rocketry and astronautics.
Mr. Ritch is well-known throughout the north Alabama and southern Tennessee region for his role as Chairman of the Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee and its efforts on behalf of Redstone Arsenal. His Committee led the efforts in convincing the Department of Defense to move almost 5,000 high paying jobs to the Tennessee Valley region. Mr. Ritch has an equally active career as an attorney in Sirote's Huntsville office, where he chairs the Government Contracting practice.