[Satnews] (NYSE: DGI) announces the appointment of L. Roger Mason Jr., Ph.D., to the DigitalGlobe Board of Directors, effective October 21, 2015.
Dr. Mason is a senior vice president at Noblis, a non-profit research corporation, and a member of the board of directors for the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA). He previously served as Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Systems and Resource Analyses, where he was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the intelligence community’s highest award.
Dr. Mason is a nationally recognized expert in intelligence capabilities, operations research, and systems integration, and he has published more than 35 papers in peer-reviewed journals and symposia. He holds doctorate and master’s degrees in engineering physics (nuclear) from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from The George Washington University.
Dr. Mason will succeed Martin Faga, who has served on the DigitalGlobe Board of Directors since January 2013 and the GeoEye Board of Directors from 2006 to 2013. Faga will retire from the Board at the end of October, having agreed to extend his service on the Board past the standard retirement age until a suitable successor could be found.