Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) announced its Board of Directors has elected Katherine Gizinski, CEO of ManSat, as its Chairwoman, and James Trevelyan, Senior Vice President, Enterprise & Emerging Markets for Speedcast, as its President. The appointments take effect immediately and continue through the end of SSPI’s next fiscal year in June 2024.
As CEO of ManSat, Katherine leads a team of experts in international spectrum regulation and market access. From filing services to customized consultancy, ManSat guides clients through complex regulatory environments, campaigns for new spectrum identification, and facilitates development of regulatory frameworks to support ground-breaking technologies coming to market. Before joining ManSat, Katherine worked with U.S. defense contractors to bring commercial satellite and terrestrial communication technologies to austere environments in support of military, diplomatic, first responder, and commercial initiatives. A graduate of the International Space University’s Executive program, Katherine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia.
James Trevelyan joined Speedcast in 2018 after 17 years in various leadership roles at Arqiva’s Satellite and Media division. He served as Chairman of the WTA for six years. At Speedcast, he leads the Enterprise business unit. The Speedcast global network serves over 40,000 remote sites across all continents supported by field engineers in 40 countries and customer support centers on six continents. James graduated with a double honors degree in International Business and Modern Languages from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
“As our industry shifts into overdrive to seize opportunities created by technology change and billions in new investment, SSPI depends on the leadership of its officers and Board of Directors to understand the business from the inside,” said executive director Robert Bell. “Our programs and properties — from the Better Satellite World campaign to the industry’s Hall of Fame — are unique in the industry, and leaders like Katherine and James ensure that we evolve to keep pace with change.”