Ellen Pawlikowski, a retired U.S. Air Force general and former head of Air Force Materiel Command, has joined communications satellite services provider Intelsat as an independent member of its board of directors.
She retired from military service on Sept. 1, 2018, after leading the command that provides research and development, test and evaluation installation and supply chain and life cycle weapons systems management support.
Pawlikowski also led the Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing, Air Force Research Laboratory, Space and Missile Systems Center and the Air Force element of the National Reconnaissance Office.
Intelsat also named Jacqueline Reses, head of the capital division at payment processing company, as an independent director. She previously worked as chief development officer at Yahoo.
“Their breadth of experience in the government, media and telecommunications sectors will prove instrumental as Intelsat develops its next-generation network and introduces new services to the marketplace," said David McGlade, chairman of the board at Intelsat.
Intelsat noted the addition of Pawlikowsi and Reses brings the total number of its board members to nine.