Leadership

Walda W. Roseman

Walda W. Roseman

Chair

Ms. Roseman has had a distinguished career as an executive, strategist, advocate, ICT expert, and entrepreneur, primarily in the international information and communications technology and entertainment sectors. She has also devoted much of her energies to promoting social and economic development worldwide through technology and public policy. She was honored by the UN agency for ICT, the International Telecommunication Union, with its Gold Medal for advancing the roles of women in ICT and empowering young people to embrace technology and creativity as tools for positive economic change.

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

Dr. Joseph S. Bravman

Vice Chair & Awards Chair

Dr. Bravman is currently engaged in a number of satellite and communications projects both as an entrepreneur and an advisor. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Maryland Angels Council, an early stage investment fund, as well as a number of boards, including NDIA, Syntonics LLC, and the Cornell University Engineering Alumni Association.

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

Timothy J. Logue

Treasurer

Timothy J. Logue is the Senior Director for Marketing and Sales for Thales Alenia Space North America in its Washington, D.C. area office, having joined the group in 2009. Mr. Logue has been involved in the satellite industry for more than 30 years, starting with the original Communications Satellite Corporation. He then worked as a staff consultant on many satellite and telecommunications projects while with two different law firms, Reid & Priest and Coudert Brothers. He joined Orbital Sciences Corporation in sales and marketing in 2005.

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.

Alistair Scott

Alistair Scott

Assistant Secretary & Treasurer

Born in Hong Kong in 1949 and educated in Bangkok, England and Scotland, Alistair Scott joined Hawker Siddeley Aviation at Hatfield as an Undergraduate Apprentice in 1967. Gaining an Aeronautical Engineering degree from Bristol University, he worked in Design and Sales Engineering on the Trident, HS125, Airbus and HS146 aircraft, operating mainly in Europe and Africa. In 1978 he joined British Aerospace in Stevenage as Marketing Manager, Defence Systems, Middle East and North Africa, and, after a spell as PA to the Deputy Chief Executive of British Aerospace, he moved over to BAE Space Systems in 1984 as Marketing Manager, Communications Satellites, spending much of his time in the Middle East and Australasia.

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

Dr. Martin Collins

Program Chair

Dr. Collins is a curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. He is editor of the academic journal History and Technology and managing editor of the book series Artefacts: Studies in the History of Science and Technology, published by the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. He is an often consulted authority on oral history and archives and is the author/editor of several books focusing on the history of science, technology, and society in the 20th century.
Tedson J. Meyers

Tedson J. Meyers

Chair Emeritus

Tedson J. Meyers was a Washington, D.C. telecommunications attorney with Peabody, Lambert & Meyers, now retired, well-known for his work in satellite and international telecommunications. The first attorney to be elected President of the International Council for Computer Communication, Mr. Meyers is also an Honorary Academician of the International Telecommunication Academy of Russia, an arm of the Russian Academy of Science. In addition to his leadership role in ACCF, Mr. Meyers chairs the American Bar Association effort to expand the services of the Law Library of Congress, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

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.

Monica Morgan

Monica Morgan

Executive Director

Monica Morgan is founder of MoJoMo Communications, a small, business-to-business communications firm that specializes in developing campaigns and events supporting the branding, market development and customer relations of companies in the satellite industry. Previously, Morgan was the Vice President of Princeton-based SES AMERICOM/GE AMERICOM, the largest supplier of commercial satellite services in the U.S. serving the broadcast, government and enterprise markets. Prior to this assignment, Morgan worked with large enterprises in the development of private satellite networks and events. Her broadcast expertise comes from six years with the Public Broadcasting Service where she produced live, satellite-delivered events and led the group that developed and delivered daily programming to business and educational sites. Her early career was spent with three not-for-profit organizations based in the Washington, DC area: the Capital Children’s Museum, the American Film Institute, and the Friends of the National Zoo.
Dr. Michael R. Nelson

Dr. Michael R. Nelson

Communications Chair

For more than thirty years, Michael R. Nelson has worked on Internet-related global public policy issues. Four years ago, he launched the Washington DC policy office for Cloudflare, a startup that has improved the performance and security of more than 13 million Web sites. Prior to that, he was a Principal Technology Policy Strategist in Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group and a Senior Technology and Telecommunications Analyst with Bloomberg Government.

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.

Vince Walisko

Vince Walisko

Chair Development Committee

William Vincent (Vince) Walisko has had an active role in telecommunications technology and business development for over 40 years. He had on-air and engineering duties at a commercial radio station during high school and master control and editing at a commercial television station during his time at the Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He taught television technology as a member of the Adjunct Faculty at The American University. He was involved with the development of Satellite News Gathering at GTE Spacenet and the development of fly-away systems for GEC McMichael. Vince managed the development of a video capture and playback system for PCs at a company cofounded by Tom Wheeler in the late 1980s. He served as Project Manager for PanAmSat during the early years while they had only one satellite. He shepherded the transition to and interoperability of digital satellite video during his time as Group Director of Global Broadcast and Special Services at Intelsat. Vince managed an international sales and marketing team for Williams Vyvx Services. He cofounded three companies and consulted to satellite operators and Government contractors before he took over all technical aspects of GE Satellite operating a single satellite in the Asia/Pacific region with focus on mobility/aeronautical services. His current role is Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Vice President, Engineering & Operations for Eutelsat America Corp., a subsidiary of Eutelsat. Vince believes that organizations such as the Clarke Foundation which promote learning, creativity and thought synthesis help to instill values important to the future of our society.
Ruth Pritchard-Kelly

Ruth Pritchard-Kelly

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.

Stacy Swann

Stacy Swann

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

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.