Intelsat Names Kay Sears to Head Intelsat General
Pembroke, Bermuda, 23 May 2008
Intelsat, Ltd., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, today announced that satellite industry veteran Kay Sears has been named President of the company’s subsidiary, Intelsat General, effective 30 June 2008. Ms. Sears will replace departing Intelsat General President & CEO William Shernit, who has notified the company of his decision to resign, effective 30 June 2008, and return to retirement. Most recently, Ms. Sears served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development of Intelsat General.
David McGlade, Intelsat’s Chief Executive Officer, stated: “The use of commercial satellite capacity for civil and defense-related government applications represents a major customer set for Intelsat. Our Intelsat General business is viewed as a trusted partner by the government, and is respected for its ability to quickly respond to governmental requirements around the world. Kay’s strong industry background and energetic leadership style will enable Intelsat General to explore new areas of growth, such as hosted payloads, while staying focused on providing our customers with the technical capabilities for which we are known.”
McGlade added, “Bill Shernit came to Intelsat General at a critical time in the development of Intelsat General. His senior leadership and experience were instrumental to keeping the business on track as we completed the significant integration tasks following the acquisition of PanAmSat and its G2 government business. We thank him for his contributions to Intelsat, and we wish him every success in his future endeavors.”
Ms. Sears, who has over 20 years’ experience in the satellite industry, holds an MBA from George Washington University and a B.S. from the University of Richmond.