Intelsat announced Wednesday that Patricia Cooper has been named vice president of Government Affairs and Policy.
With her new title, Cooper will be responsible for domestic and foreign lobbying and advocacy activities, managing Intelsat’s political programs and overseeing its political action committee.
She will serve in the Washington, D.C. branch, reporting directly to Michelle Bryan, executive vice president, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer.
“Patricia is a seasoned leader in the satellite sector with deep government affairs expertise, in-depth knowledge of the broader communications sector and a proven track record of building strong coalitions that achieve results,” Bryan said.
Cooper will work with other companies, associations and organizations on issues of mutual interest, according to Bryan.
“Her understanding of the complex issues facing the satellite industry and ability to navigate the demands that companies face at the nexus of business and government, and will instrumental to Intelsat going forward,” said Bryan.
Cooper will take on the new role effective August 25.