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Vice President & General Manager, Military Space
Lockheed Martin Space
Kay Sears is Vice President & General Manager, Military Space for Lockheed Martin Space. In this position, she is responsible for Military Space Programs including GPS, SBIRS, AEHF and associated ground programs. Kay is also responsible for the long term strategy and architecture development for key mission areas in PNT, OPIR, Communications and end-to-end solutions.
Kay joined Lockheed Martin from Intelsat General, where she served as president since 2008. In this role, Kay was responsible for implementing the company’s strategic and operational plans and for the overall mission of providing a range of sustainable, cost-effective and secure communications solutions to government and commercial customers.
Before joining Intelsat, Kay helped launch government services business units at both G2 Satellite Solutions and Verestar. With nearly three decades of experience, Kay is a respected leader in the space and satellite communications industry and has extensive experience in rapid-response solutions for both military and civil agencies of the U.S. government.
In 2009, Kay was appointed to the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee to provide information, technical expertise, advice and guidance regarding issues that may affect national security telecommunications capabilities. She also serves on the Board of the Space Foundation, an international non-profit organization and the foremost industry advocate for all sectors of the space community.
Ms. Sears has a Masters in Business Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Richmond.