Susan Miller is Inmarsat Government’s president and chief executive officer based at the Reston, VA headquarters office. Ms. Miller is responsible for the overall business strategy and direction for Inmarsat Government, a leading provider of secure and reliable mission-critical telecommunications to U.S. military and civilian organizations.
Ms. Miller has over 20 years of senior executive leadership experience across a wide range of technologies that serve the U.S. government and commercial sectors.
Prior to joining Inmarsat Government, Ms. Miller held leadership positions in the satellite and telecommunications 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 LightSquared, 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.
As Inmarsat Government’s chief commercial officer, Gabe Venturi leads the company’s retail expansion activities, including sales and program management, with an overall responsibility for the integrated commercial success of the Inmarsat Government organization, a leading provider of secure and reliable mission-critical telecommunications to the U.S. government. Mr. Venturi also oversees marketing, security, facilities, and human resources for the company.
Previously, Mr. Venturi was a key member of the early management team at Inmarsat Government’s legacy business, Segovia. In his role, he was critical in driving organic growth across the company’s programs. He re-joined the company in January 2011 after helping to lead the telecommunications firm Intellifiber Networks through an acquisition in the fall of 2010. Earlier in his career, he served in key account management roles at Qwest, Level 3, and GTT.
Mr. Venturi graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in economics from Mary Washington College and holds a master’s degree in telecommunication from George Washington University.
As Inmarsat Government’s chief financial officer and vice president of finance, Mr. Hughes is responsible for strategic financial planning and accounting operations of the Inmarsat Government organization, a leading provider of secure and reliable mission-critical telecommunications to U.S. military and civilian organizations.
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).
As Inmarsat Government’s senior vice president of strategy development, Leslie Blaker has overall accountability for strategy, marketing, product development and government affairs of the Inmarsat Government organization, a leading provider of secure and reliable mission-critical telecommunications to U.S. military and civilian organizations.
Ms. Blaker most recently held a position as a member of the leadership team managing strategic development of the ground and aero SATCOM portfolio for Rockwell Collins, Government Systems. As a member of the satellite communications industry for over 25 years, Ms. Blaker has worked in other related executive roles at DataPath, SES Government Systems Division, as a founding member of iDirect Technologies, and led further activities at Space Systems Loral, GTE Spacenet and Hughes Network Systems.
Ms. Blaker has served in key advisory roles to include the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council (NSTAC) SATCOM subcommittee to the President, the U.S. DoD Mission Assurance Working Group (MAWG) and various roles supporting the Satellite Industry Association (SIA) to include Co-Chairman and Chairman (emeritus).
Ms. Blaker was awarded the Commanders Award for Civilian Public Service, Operation Desert Storm, and was acknowledged as one of the top women in Space by the International Journal of Space Communications. Ms. Blaker attended undergraduate studies at Southern Virginia University.
As Inmarsat Government’s general counsel, Andrew Susi manages the legal and contracting departments and is responsible for transactional matters, risk management and Proxy Board relations for the Inmarsat Government organization, a leading provider of secure and reliable mission-critical telecommunications to the U.S. government.
Mr. Susi has over 17 years of legal experience, with the past 15 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.