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Mobile Satellite Users Association Announces Newly Elected
2024 Board of Directors


The MSUA, a 30-year old not-for-profit association, shares election results for the leaders that will represent millions of satellite solutions users worldwide.

December 18, 2023 – McLean, VA – The Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA), a global not-for-profit focused on amplifying the voice of users of satellite solutions for mobile communication, navigation, and safety and industry innovators, is pleased to unveil its member-appointed 2024 board of directors that will take office on January 1, 2024.

“Congratulations to our re-elected and newly elected 2024 board members. Our 2024 board members bring extensive expertise in the satellite and space industries to their posts. The board will play a crucial role in guiding the organization's mission to advocate for the advancement of satellite mobile solutions. I would like to thank our voting members for their thoughtful review of all the candidates for the 2024 board. I am gratified to have the opportunity to join forces with this outstanding team of professionals to continue MSUA's remarkable advancement in 2024,” says Lisa Dreher, President, MSUA.

Representing satellite mobile users and solution providers globally, MSUA's 2024 board of directors includes, (alphabetically by last name)

  • Francis Auricchio, President and CEO, Mission Microwave Technologies

  • M. Brian Barnett, Founder and CEO, Solstar Space Company

  • Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, SVP, Government Strategy and Policy, U.S., Inmarsat

  • Ana Maria Edwards, VP Channel Sales, Blue Sky Network

  • Erwan Emilian, CEO and Board Member, IEC Telecom

  • Andrew Faiola, Individual MSUA Member

  • Doug Harvey, VP Business Development and Marketing, Galaxy Broadband Communications

  • Roger McGarrahan, CEO, Pathfinder Digital

  • Lilac Muller, SVP Product Development, Kymeta

  • J. Alberto Palacios, CEO, Globalsat Group

  • Joel Schroeder, Director Land Mobile, Intelsat

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In addition to announcing the 2024 board of directors, MSUA announced that nominations and sponsorships are now open for the 2024 Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards. Nominations for the awards program close on Friday, January 26, 2024, at 11:59pm East.


The annual Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. This annual awards program recognizes the leading satellite mobile innovations from across the industry and around the world. Sponsorships and tickets for this special awards program are available now. Space is limited. The details are available at

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The Mobile Satellite Users Association is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting the interests of the millions of users of satellite services for mobile communication, navigation, and safety worldwide. The association fosters the exchange of news, information, and ideas among and between users, suppliers of equipment and services, operators of satellite systems, and the various entities affecting the future of the industry. MSUA sponsors the annual Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards, celebrating the top anticipated and market-proven advancements in satellite services, and collaborates with conference organizers around the world to shape and facilitate conference programming dedicated to the users of satellite services. We invite you to join MSUA and to take part in our community. Visit to learn more.


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