Susan Miller is President and Chief Executive Officer of Inmarsat Government Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications to the United States government.
Ms. Miller is responsible for the overall strategy of expanding Inmarsat’s leadership position across U.S. defense, intelligence, homeland security and civilian organizations. Inmarsat Government is dedicated to delivering innovative customized, secure communication capabilities to land, maritime and aero users, meeting mission-critical connectivity needs around the world, through robust partnerships. Under Ms. Miller’s leadership, Inmarsat Government works with best-of-breed channel partners, both retail and wholesale, to deliver Inmarsat’s reliable satellite communication services and solutions to U.S. government end users worldwide.
Ms. Miller has over 20 years of senior executive leadership experience across a wide range of satellite communication technologies that serve the U.S. government and commercial sectors. Prior to joining Inmarsat, she held numerous leadership positions in the satellite and telecommunication industries, including MTN Satellite Communications, where she served as executive vice president for strategy and corporate development; Spacenet Integrated Government Solutions Inc, where she was chief executive officer; and Intelsat General Corporation, where she held the position of president and chairman of the proxy board. Other well-known organizations Miller worked with include Ligado, Lockheed Martin and Hughes Aircraft Corporation.
Ms. Miller holds a MS, Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and a BS, Electrical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Andy Beegan is Chief Operating Officer of Inmarsat Government Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications to the United States government.
Mr. Beegan is responsible for the engineering, network operations, program management, capture management, information technology and cybersecurity teams. He oversees these teams to ensure collaboration and execution of Inmarsat Government's major programs, strategic planning to capture new business, application of new technologies and architecting adaptive cyber security solutions to protect the company’s global network infrastructure.
Mr. Beegan has over 15 years of leadership and technical experience in enterprise networking and connectivity solutions for government and commercial customers. Prior to Inmarsat Government, Mr. Beegan has a track record of success in both entrepreneurial and established companies including Altagrove, Shared Spectrum Company, Segovia, Booz Allen Hamilton and Panamsat.
Mr. Beegan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, an MS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and an MBA from the University of Maryland Smith School of Business.
Andrew Susi is Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Inmarsat Government Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, and the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications to the United States government.
In his role, Mr. Susi manages the legal and contracting departments and is responsible for transactional matters, risk management and Proxy Board relations for Inmarsat Government.
Mr. Susi has over 20 years of legal experience in the satellite communications industry. Prior to joining Inmarsat Government, Mr. Susi was Senior Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Spacenet Inc. Mr. Susi has been admitted to practice law in Virginia, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and California.
Mr. Susi graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree (with honors) in psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and holds a Juris Doctor degree (cum laude) from California Western School of Law.
Michael Hughes is Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance of Inmarsat Government Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, and the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications to the United States government.
In his role, Mr. Hughes is responsible for strategic financial planning and accounting operations of Inmarsat Government.
A veteran of 32 years in the satellite communications industry, Mr. Hughes previously held senior executive positions at Comsat, Intelsat, Lockheed Martin and Spacenet.
Mr. Hughes graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Accounting from Georgetown University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Steve Gizinski is Chief Technology Officer of Inmarsat Government Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, and the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications to the United States Government.
In his current role at Inmarsat Government, Mr. Gizinski and his team are responsible for the development and maintenance of key product and services technology roadmaps; performing innovation, development, and commercialization activities to enhance this roadmap; leading solutions engineering; developing analytical tools; and providing developmental demonstrations.
In this role, Mr. Gizinski continues to provide focused support to the Special Operations, Intelligence, and aero/UAV customer communities.
Mr. Gizinski brings to this role 30 years of in-depth experience overseeing mission-critical technology efforts for commercial, intelligence and US DoD customers.
Prior to joining Inmarsat, Mr. Gizinski was the President and CEO of CVG, Inc., a SATCOM start-up. At CVG, he led the company’s operations, strategy, and planning. While at CVG he was able to lead the incredibly talented team in the development of microsat terminals operating in X-band, Ku-band, and Ka-band, the creation of a line of compact and ultra-efficient SSPAs, and a very high-rate, flexible software-defined modem.
Prior to joining CVG, Mr. Gizinski served in various management positions at Northrop Grumman, Hughes Space and Communications, and Lockheed Martin.
At Hughes Space and Communications, he founded and led the Satellite Applications Center in Herndon, Virginia, which focused on the implementation and maintenance of regional and global communications solutions based on satellite and terrestrial technologies. Prior to his activities in Herndon, he served as a fellow in the NRO technology fellowship program, as chief system engineer for a classified satellite program, and as an engineer supporting the integration, test, and launch operations for several commercial communications satellites.
Mr. Gizinski holds a master’s degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida.
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch is Senior Vice President for Government Strategy and Policy of Inmarsat Government Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications to the United States government.
Ms. Cowen-Hirsch is responsible for establishing Inmarsat’s strategic direction and policy with respect to U.S. government. She also leads Inmarsat’s government outreach and advocacy program shaping its government focused capabilities and strategy.
Ms. Cowen-Hirsch brings more than 25 years of defense, aerospace and executive leadership experience to Inmarsat. As a decorated member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) in the U.S. Department of Defense, she served as the Program Executive Officer for SATCOM, Teleport, and Services at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). She served in several other key SES executive positions including as the first Vice Component Acquisition Executive for DISA, with executive management responsibility for the acquisition oversight and horizontal integration of DISA’s products, services and programs. Ms. Cowen-Hirsch established the Defense Spectrum Office, serving as its first Director where her responsibilities included the development of national security spectrum strategic plans and policy, and national and international negotiation of defense spectrum issues.
Her broad defense career ranged from systems engineering, experimental flight test, program management, spectrum management and a wide range of executive leadership positions. Ms. Cowen-Hirsch was a rated experimental flight test engineer; was the first female civilian Mission Commander for the Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft (ARIA) mission; and was the recipient of an Exemplary Service Medal for her years of selfless service to the Department of Defense.
Ms. Cowen-Hirsch serves on the board of directors for the Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA), a non-profit association dedicated to promoting innovation and development of the satellite mobility market worldwide. Additionally, Ms. Cowen-Hirsch has been recognized for her professional accomplishments as well as her leadership in the technology industry and her dedication to STEM education. She is a recipient of awards from prestigious organizations such as the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and Women in Technology.
Ms. Cowen-Hirsch received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky. She serves on the College of Engineering advisory board and is a member of the Alumni Hall of Distinction. Having conducted her post-graduate studies in Engineering Management at the University of Dayton, she is also a graduate of the University of Tennessee Space Institute Experimental Flight Test Program; the DoD’s Acquisition Management Program; and the Cambridge Senior Executive Leadership Program.
Kai Tang is Chief Commercial Officer of Inmarsat Government Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, and the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications to the United States government.
Mr. Tang oversees the commercial strategy and operations for Inmarsat’s satellite communication services and solutions offered to the U.S. government market sector. This includes pricing, market development, marketing, channel management, market requirements and sales operations.
In his previous tenure at Inmarsat, Mr. Tang has served as Vice President of Commercial Strategy & Operations, Vice President of Market Development, and Director of Tactical and Assured Communications.
Prior to joining Inmarsat, Mr. Tang was the GS-15 Division Director for Navy Satellite Communications (SATCOM) within the Navy's Communications Program Office for the Program Executive Officer Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I) in San Diego, California. There, he was responsible for a $1.6B (FYDP) portfolio overseeing the overall acquisition efforts including development, testing, fielding, and life cycle support of all Navy Military and Commercial SATCOM systems. This included the Navy EHF SATCOM Program (NESP), Super High Frequency (SHF) terminal programs, Broadcast Service (GBS) and Commercial SATCOM programs such as the Commercial Broadband SATCOM Program (CBSP), Commercial Wideband SATCOM Program (CWSP), Television-Direct to Sailors program (TV-DTS), and the Navy's Iridium project. He was also responsible for airborne and expeditionary programs such as Navy VIP Aircraft Comms and the Joint VSAT project for JIEDDO. As the Navy’s senior SATCOM acquisition expert, he was a frequent speaker on commercial satellite operations and acquisition strategy.
Mr. Tang earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
Mr. Britt Lewis is Senior Vice President of Direct Sales and Business Development for Inmarsat Government Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications to the United States government.
Mr. Lewis is responsible for providing leadership, direction and resource stewardship to Inmarsat Government’s sales and business development function. As the organization’s senior-most sales leader, Mr. Lewis is accountable for overall sales and business development, the profitable achievement of sales goals and aligning sales and business development objectives with firm business strategy. In this capacity, Mr. Lewis leads business growth initiatives targeting the Department of Defense, Intelligence, Federal, Civilian and State government segments delivering mission-critical services, products and solutions.
An award-winning industry leader with over 35 years of experience, Mr. Lewis has a proven track record in sales and business development, business strategy, market and competitive intelligence and product and marketing management.
Prior to joining Inmarsat Government, Mr. Lewis served as the Director of Business Strategy for Intelsat. In that role, Mr. Lewis directed strategic planning and provided leadership in the development of new market opportunities for business growth and expansion. For over a decade, Mr. Lewis led the marketing, business development and strategic planning efforts of Intelsat General Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Lewis served as the Business Line Director for Government and the Business Development Director at Intelsat Global Service Corp.
Mr. Lewis holds a B.A. in Economics, with a specialization in International Commerce, from Kalamazoo College, as well as a technical certification in Computer Programming and Operations. He has also completed Executive Education Programs in Strategic Management as well as Strategic Marketing Management.