Lon Levin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of GEOshare, a separate subsidiary of Lockheed Martin that develops condosats and provides value-added satellite services. He is an executive and entrepreneur in the telecommunications, new media, and aerospace industries for more than 30 years.
Lon co-founded XM Satellite Radio and played an integral executive role in the formation and development of other media, satellite, and wireless companies, including Mobile Satellite Ventures, XM Canada, Slacker Radio, American Mobile Satellite Corporation, and TerreStar Networks.
Prior to his corporate career, Lon was a partner in a law firm, specializing in satellite telecommunications. He started his career as an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission. Lon served as a U.S. Delegate negotiating technology treaties at many International Telecommunication Union conferences. Lon holds five telecommunication satellite patents.
Lon serves on the Board of Directors for the Space Foundation (Chairman (2014-15) and Executive Committee member) and Planetary Society (Treasurer), and the Board of Governors of the National Space Society. He is a member of the Human Exploration and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council. He was a member of the Defense Business Board of the U.S. Department of Defense (2008-18) and is a founding board member of the Satellite Industry Association, which he co-chaired from 1996 to 1998.