Sears to Head Intelsat General

Intelsat named industry veteran Kay Sears president of the company's government-oriented subsidiary, Intelsat General.

Sears will replace departing Intelsat General President and CEO William Shernit, who has notified the company of his decision to resign and return to retirement.

Most recently, Sears served as senior vice president of sales and business development at Intelsat General. Sears, who has more than 20 years of experience in the satellite industry, holds an MBA from George Washington University and a B.S. from the University of Richmond.