Myland Pride joined Intelsat General Corporation as Director of Government and Legislative Affairs in January 2014. He provides strategic direction for legislative and government affairs, policy and strategy development and implementation, and executive and legislative branch outreach.
He represents Intelsat General’s interests with key government officials, associations and industry groups in the advocacy and promotion of innovative and strategic uses for commercial satellite communications.
Prior to joining Intelsat General, Mr. Pride served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years, retiring as a Colonel. A career nuclear weapons and space officer, he had numerous command and senior staff assignments at Air Force Space Command, the Air Staff, the Joint Staff and the National Reconnaissance Office.
Mr. Pride earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, a Masters Degree in Military Operational Art and Science from Air University and a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from Webster University.
He stays active in industry groups including the Air Force Association, the Navy League, the Washington Space Business Roundtable, and the Satellite Industry Association.