Lon LevinPresident, SkySevenVentures
Lon Levin is an entrepreneur and executive with more than 20 years experience in the space, new media, and telecommunications industries. Lon is President of SkySevenVentures, which works with and invests in new technologies, particularly space based businesses.
He is the co-founder 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 Networks. Before his corporate career, Lon 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 90s, Lon served as a US Delegate at many International Telecommunication Union conferences.
Lon serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Space Foundation, the Board of Governors of the National Space Society, and the Board of Directors of International Association of Space Entrepreneurs. He was a founding board member of the Satellite Industry Association and was its co-chairperson from 1996-98. Lon was inducted into the Space Foundation Technology Hall of Fame in 2002.