Walda W. Roseman
Ms. Roseman is CEO of CompassRose International, an international advisory firm that she established in 1993 and led until she joined the Internet Society in 2011. At the Internet Society she served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategic Communication Officer. Ms. Roseman founded the first international communications office of the Federal Communications Commission. She held executive positions with Intelsat, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; National Public Radio; and the former White House Office ofTelecommunications Policy.
Ms. Roseman is active on the boards of a number of professional, non-profit and academic organizations, including serving as Chair of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation.
Dr. Joseph S. Bravman
Vice Chair & Awards Chair
Dr. Bravman was formerly Senior Vice President of Orbital Sciences Corporation, where he was responsible for Corporate Development, after serving as Chief Engineer and in a number of group general management positions. Prior to Orbital’s acquisition of Fairchild in 1994, he was Executive Vice President of Fairchild Space and Defense Corporation and President of Fairchild’s electronics systems
Timothy J. Logue
He is active in professional organizations and has served in a number of leadership positions, including as President of the Society of Satellite Professionals International’s Mid-Atlantic Division (2000-2002), Treasurer of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation (ongoing), and co-chair and then chair of the Advisory Council of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (2009-present).
He holds a Masters Degree in International Communications from American University’s School of International Service; and a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University in journalism.
Assistant Secretary & Treasurer
On the formation of Astrium in May 2000, he was appointed Director of Communications and is now Adviser (UK) PR & Communications, EADS Astrium where many of the world’s largest communications and TV satellites are designed and built alongside spacecraft destined for Mars, Venus and Mercury. Alistair is a Vice-President of the British Interplanetary Society and a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society His hobbies include military vehicles, vintage cars, sailing and cartooning and he was also a Major in the Territorial Army. He is married with two grown up children.
Dr. Martin Collins
Tedson J. Meyers
A holder of the U.S. Secretary of the Army’s Public Service Medal, he is also an Adjunct Professor of Communication at San Diego State University. Mr. Meyers served as Assistant to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission; Assistant to the Director of the Peace Corps; and as a member of the Washington, D.C. City Council, appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate. A former President of Washington, D.C.’s Cosmos Club, he also served as a Company Commander, First Marine Division, Korea, Mr. Meyers is a graduate of the Harvard Law School where he was Founding President of the Harvard Legislative Research Bureau. He now resides in Fairhope, Alabama.
Dr. Michael R. Nelson
In addition, since January, 2009, Michael Nelson has been teaching courses and doing research on futures and forecasting, the evolution of the Internet, technology policy, innovation policy, and e-government in the CCT Program at Georgetown University. For ten years, Nelson was Director of Internet Technology and Strategy at IBM, where he managed a team helping define and implement IBM’s Next Generation Internet strategy.
In the 1990s, Nelson was Director for Technology Policy at the Federal Communications Commission and Special Assistant for Information Technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. There he worked with Vice President Gore and the President’s Science Advisor on issues relating telecommunications policy, information technology, encryption, electronic commerce, and information policy. From 1988 to 1993, he served as a professional staff member for the Senate’s Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space, chaired by then-Senator Gore and was the lead Senate staffer for the High-Performance Computing Act. He has a B.S. from Caltech and a Ph.D. from MIT.
Chair Development Committee
Member, Program Committee
Ruth Pritchard-Kelly has over 25 years of experience in the commercial communications satellite industry and is currently the Vice President for Regulatory Affairs for OneWeb. She oversees a global team of legal, technical, and policy analysts who work to reform regulatory and spectrum policies internationally, specifically on behalf of the newer non-geostationary satellite constellations such as OneWeb. Prior to OneWeb, Pritchard-Kelly was the Director of Regulatory Affairs for O3b, now SES Networks, where she successfully licensed the space and ground segment worldwide for that medium-Earth orbit satellite constellation. Pritchard-Kelly has also worked for the law firm of Swidler Berlin (now Morgan Stanley) and American Mobile Satellite Corporation, an early U.S. mobile satellite licensee. She has a Master’s Degree in space and telecommunications policy from George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute, and a J.D. from the University of Maryland. Ms. Pritchard-Kelly was elected to the US Department of Commerce’s Spectrum Advisory Committee in 2019, and represents OneWeb on the Board of the US Telecommunications and Training Institute.
Member, Development Committee
Stacy Swann is the CEO and Founding Partner of Climate Finance Advisors. Stacey has twenty plus years of experience in finance, fund management and development, including with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) where she was Head of IFC’s Blended Finance Unit, responsible for managing more than $750 million in funding for climate-smart investments. While at IFC, she also supported World Bank Group efforts to work with policy makers and other financial institutions on issues related to blended finance, climate finance, climate-smart fiscal policies, and incorporating practical policy and investment approaches to managing climate risk. Stacy holds an MBA from American University, a Master’s Degree from Harvard University and a BA from City University of New York – Hunter College.
Charles G. Schott
Member, Development Committee
Mr. Schott serves as Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff for 4Me4We, LLC, a St. Louis-based start up company that is developing a set of products to assist companies in turning budgeted advertising dollars into customer-directed philanthropy. The company motto is raising brand awareness by helping others! Mr. Schott also serves as a Senior Advisor at the Center for Financial Stability (CFS), an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit NYC-based public policy think tank focused on financial markets. He previously served as Managing Director of Charles Schott and Associates, a strategic management consultancy based in St. Louis and Bethesda, MD.
Mr. Schott served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Trade and Investment Policy (2003-2007); Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chief of Staff (1989-91); Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Deputy Administrator of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) (1986-89); and Senior Advisor to Invest in America (2007-9), the Commerce Department’s newly created investment promotion agency (now Select USA).
Mr. Schott also previously served as Head of Strategic Sales and Marketing for Seattle-based Intellectual Ventures (IV) (2009-10). Mr. Schott founded Paradigm Partners, LLC, a strategic advisory firm based in New Canaan, CT (1997-2003). He also served as a founding executive of Hearst New Media & Technology (1993-97), where he was responsible for the creation and operation of Hearst New Media Ventures. He was a management consultant in McKinsey & Company’s London office (1992-93) and a corporate attorney with Dewey Ballantine (1979-81).
Mr. Schott received his Masters of Business Administration and Bachelors degree in History from Stanford University. He also has a JD Degree from the University of Michigan Law School.