Mr. Lon Levin is an executive and entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in space, new media, and telecommunications industries. He is President of SkySevenVentures, which works with, helps manage, and invests in new technology companies, particularly space-based businesses, including Sentinel Satellite (CEO), Transformational Space (Chief Strategic Officer), Slacker Radio (Senior Advisor to CEO and Board), Integral Systems, Terrestar Networks, and Near Earth LLC. Mr. Levin speaks at industry, academic, and government conferences on space business, policy, and finance. Mr. Levin is the cofounder of XM Satellite Radio and played an integral role in the formation and development of other satellite, media, and wireless companies including Mobile Satellite Ventures, XM Canada, Motient Corporation, American Mobile Satellite Corporation, and TerreStar. Before his corporate career, he was a partner in the law firm Gurman, Kurtis, Blask & Freedman, where he specialized in space, satellite, media, and wireless matters. He started his career as an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission. Throughout the 1990s, Mr. Levin served as a United States Delegate at many United Nations International Telecommunication Union conferences. He just completed serving on the Department of Defense sponsored CSIS commission to study the Health of the Space Industrial Base and Export Controls. Mr. Levin holds two mobile satellite service patents. Mr. Levin is a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Space Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Planetary Society, the Board of Governors of the National Space Society, and the Board of Directors of International Association of Space Entrepreneurs.