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David Hartshorn resigns as Secretary General of Global VSAT Forum

(19 April 2018 - Global VSAT Forum) The Global VSAT Forum (GVF) has announced the resignation of David Hartshorn, who has led the association for 20 years, and the organization is inviting applications for the next Secretary General and for an Assistant who will support his replacement.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to express our appreciation for Mr. Hartshorn’s decades of service,” said Arunas Slekys, GVF’s Chairman of the Board. “The industry achievements realized during his tenure have been remarkable… and have set the stage for GVF’s next chapter. We also extend our gratitude to Angie Mar, Director of International Programs, who will be pursuing new opportunities after serving for five years with the association.”

Mr. Hartshorn will continue to serve GVF throughout the transition, together with Ms. Mar.  Applications for the Secretariat positions will be accepted through 19 May, 2018. For more information about these professional industry leadership opportunities and how to apply, visit the GVF Secretariat Applications Webpage.

GVF is a global non-profit association of the satellite industry.  Founded in 1997, it brings together organizations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide.  GVF’s aim is to facilitate expanded access to satellite based solutions. This is achieved through regulatory, policy and spectrum advocacy; training and certification; product quality assurance; best practices for space sustainability; and collaboration with user groups and other satellite stakeholders.