Intelsat Elects CEO Stephen Spengler to Board of Directors

 Stephen Spengler

McLean, VA,  October 22, 2015--Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I),  today announced that Intelsat Chief Executive Officer Stephen Spengler was elected to the company’s board of directors, effective 22 October, 2015.

In announcing  Spengler’s appointment, David McGlade, Executive Chairman of the board stated, “Steve is a proven leader with outstanding customer and deep communications industry knowledge and ability. During his tenure at Intelsat, Steve has been instrumental in driving Intelsat’s next generation strategy, and in incorporating satellite, ground and service innovation into Intelsat’s initiatives.  We’re pleased to welcome him to the board – where he will continue to contribute to our efforts to build value for all our stakeholders.” 

Spengler is a 30-year telecommunications and satellite industry veteran with experience in the media, broadband, government and internet sectors. He has been a key force behind the development of Intelsat’s next generation of satellite solutions, particularly the company’s high throughput satellite platform, Intelsat EpicNG®.

Spengler joined Intelsat in 2003, and has served in executive roles of increasing responsibility, including Deputy Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Strategy, and various sales management roles. He joins the Board filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Denis Villafranca.

Spengler earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Business Administration from Boston University.

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