Board of Directors

Billy J. Bingham

Mr. Billy J. Bingham has been a board member at SES Space & Defense since May 2009. Mr. Bingham has over 44 years of extensive experience in U.S. and international activities of Intelligence and Defense communities covering all phases of Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) operations.

As CEO of BB Technical Solutions, Mr. Bingham provides engineering support to the Army Space Program Office (ASPO) and systems engineering and architect support to the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence Agency (MCIA).

During Mr. Bingham’s active Air Force duty days, he was a long-standing member of the SIGINT Overhead Reconnaissance Subcommittee which established the requirements for overhead reconnaissance assets. As the Commander of the Air Force Intelligence Agency and the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Bingham was the approval authority for all the Air Force’s SCI clearances. He was also the Senior SAIC representative in Greece in 2003, where he led the startup of SAIC’s C41 support to the 2004 Greek Summer Olympics.

Mr. Bingham holds a BA from the University of Memphis and a MBA from Pepperdine University. He is also a graduate of Harvard University’s Program for Senior Officials for National Security and the U.S. Army War College.

Kenneth A. Minihan

Lt. Gen. Kenneth A. Minihan has been a board member at SES Space & Defense since June 2009. Lt. Gen. Minihan served in the U.S. Air Force for over 33 years. On his final tour of duty, he served as the 14th Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Security Service, a combat support agency of the Department of Defense with military and civilian personnel stationed worldwide.

As Director, Minihan was the Senior Uniformed Intelligence Officer in the Department of Defense and provided direction to the National Information Assurance Program. During this time, he created strategic approaches and development concepts for emerging telecommunications technology while redesigning core business skills and efficient operations.

Lt. Gen. Minihan has a BA from Florida State University and a master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. He has also completed executive development programs at the University of Illinois and Harvard University.

Richard D. Parlow

Mr. Richard D. Parlow has been a board member of SES Space & Defense since April 2009 and served on SES Americom Government Services’ board nine years, prior. Mr. Parlow has extensive management and technical experience with industry and the U.S. federal government in spectrum management, the development of space and terrestrial telecommunication systems, technical and regulatory assessments, congressional relations, national security matters, domestic and international telecommunications policies, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Mr. Parlow is a telecommunications consultant to industry and government professionals on technical, regulatory, and operational matters concerning the introduction of domestic and international telecommunication networks, with particular emphasis on satellite networks and related ITU processes.

Mr. Parlow is also the Vice Chair for Management and Finance of the Global Mobile Personal Communications by Satellite (GMPCS) Management Group at the International Telecommunication Union and sits on the board of The United States ITU Association (USITUA).

Mr. Parlow was the Executive Director of International Government Affairs at Iridium. He was also the Associate Administrator at the Office of Spectrum Management at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. In addition, Mr. Parlow worked for The Mitre Corp., Sachs Freeman Associates, and IIT Research Institute.

Mr. Parlow holds a B.S. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in engineering administration from George Washington University.