General Ellen Pawlikowski (Retired)
General Pawlikowski became a member of Intelsat’s board of directors in September 2019. She retired as Commander, U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, on September 1, 2018. During her command, she executed the critical mission of warfighter support through research and development, life cycle weapons systems management, test and evaluation installation support and supply chain management.
Her career in the military has encompassed a wide variety of technical management, leadership and staff positions, including command at the wing and center levels. She commanded five times as a general officer, commanding the MILSATCOM Systems Wing, the AF element of the National Reconnaissance Office, AF Research Laboratory, the Space and Missile Systems Center, and Air force Materiel Command. She also served as the program director and program executive officer for several multibillion-dollar weapon system acquisition programs.
General Pawlikowski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and received a Doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. She is Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the National Academy of Engineers. General Pawlikowski currently serves on the board of directors of the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and SRI International.