Lon LevinCEO & President at GEOshare
Lon Levin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of GEOshare, a separate subsidiary of Lockheed Martin that develops new satellite and space businesses. He is an executive and entrepreneur in the telecommunications, media, and aerospace industries for more than 30 years.
Lon co-founded XM Satellite Radio and played an integral executive role in the formation and development of other media, satellite, and wireless companies, including Mobile Satellite Ventures, XM Canada, Slacker Radio, American Mobile Satellite Corporation, and TerreStar Networks.
Prior to his corporate career, Lon was a partner in the law firm of Gurman, Kurtis, Blask & Freedman specializing in space and satellite law. He started his career as an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission. Lon served as a U.S. Delegate negotiating technology treaties at many International Telecommunication Union conferences. Lon holds five telecommunication satellite patents. He is a member of the New York State and District of Columbia Bars.
Lon serves on the Board of Directors for the Space Foundation (Chairman (2014-15) and Executive Committee (2008-17)) and Planetary Society (Treasurer), and the Board of Governors of the National Space Society. Lon is a co-founder and senior advisor to Arizona State University’s MILO Space Science Institute. He was a member of the the Defense Business Board of the U.S. Department of Defense (2008-18) and the Human Exploration and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (2009-19). He is a founding board member of the Satellite Industry Association, which he co-chaired from 1996-98.