Donna Bethea-Murphy is Senior Vice President of Global Regulatory Policy and Development for Inmarsat. In this capacity she leads the company’s domestic and international regulatory policy activities. She has been appointed to the Federal Communication Commission’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council and National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, and also serves as a Board Member on the ITU Smart Sustainable Development Board and Focal Point on the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.
Preceding Inmarsat, she was Vice President of Regulatory for Iridium where she led all of the company's global technical regulatory activities, including those related to policy, standards, licensing, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and spectrum. She was previously Senior Director of Spectrum Policy at PanAmSat Corporation. Prior to joining PanAmSat, she was Director of Technology and Regulatory Affairs for AirTouch Communications, where she developed and implemented technical regulatory policy for terrestrial wireless services. Prior to her position at AirTouch, she was responsible for terrestrial and satellite policy at the FCC. She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University.