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Intelsat names Schmidt as VP of Marketing

Intelsat, a global provider of satellite services, has announced that Karen Schmidt, a veteran marketing executive with more than 25 years’ experience, has been named as the company’s Vice President of Marketing, effective immediately.

Ms. Schmidt will lead Intelsat’s product and marketing efforts for Intelsat’s portfolio of connectivity services for media, broadband, mobility and government customers.  Functions reporting to Ms. Schmidt will include Product Management, Product Marketing and Marketing Communications.  She will be based in McLean, VA and report to Kurt Riegelman, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

Ms. Schmidt was most recently the Vice President of Business Marketing at Comcast Business, a division of Comcast, and a key member of the team that grew the division from inception in 2007 to 2014 revenues of $4 billion.  Prior to joining Comcast Business, Ms. Schmidt held executive product and marketing roles at Network Solutions, Concert Communications and MCI Communications.

“Karen’s extensive marketing and product leadership experience in the media and broadband sectors will be an invaluable asset to Intelsat,” said Kurt Riegelman, Intelsat’s Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing.  “She has a proven track record of developing end-to-end strategies and driving cross-functional execution, successfully developing and deploying new services to key segments and channels.  We are confident that Karen’s expertise will contribute to our goal to provide increased value to our customers through innovative global satellite solutions and services that deliver higher performance, improved economics and greater accessibility.”

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