Jack Deasy
Director, Aeronautical and AISR Programs
Inmarsat Government

Jack is responsible for business development of satellite services for the aeronautical market. Previously, he led Inmarsat business development in the UAV sector, and in civilian government markets with a focus on first responders and disaster response. Jack joined the Inmarsat in August 2003 and is based in Herndon, Va.

From 2000 to 2003, Jack worked at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) International Bureau on international regulatory policy and radio communications negotiations. From 1984-2000, he served as a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State, with foreign postings in Chile, Colombia and the United Kingdom, and domestic positions in the Western Hemisphere, Soviet Union arms control and international telecommunications and information policy.

Jack holds a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA (1983) and has done graduate work in applied geography and geographic information systems (GIS) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and Pennsylvania State University. He serves as a member of the board of the National Institute of Urban Search and Rescue and is an adjunct professor in the Homeland Security Graduate Program at San Diego State University, where he supports research into wireless communications for wildfire, disaster response and border security applications.

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