President, Euroconsult USA
Susan J. Irwin is President of Euroconsult US, Inc. In this role she leads the company’s business development efforts in the United States and manages consulting projects with a variety of clients including manufacturers, satellite operators, service providers and government entities. From 1985 until she joined Euroconsult in 2010, Ms. Irwin was President of Irwin Communications, Inc., a consulting and market research firm specializing in the satellite communications industry. For more than 30 years, Ms. Irwin has been researching and analyzing industry trends and developments in the use of satellite communications for voice, data and video applications.
Prior to founding Irwin Communications, Ms. Irwin held a number of key positions in the satellite industry. Her satellite career began in 1977, when she was a consultant to the Appalachian Regional Commission on a project that demonstrated the use of satellites for education and public services in rural areas. Then, as a telecommunications policy analyst with NTIA, she managed the Satellite Applications Program, which provided training and funding for distribution of satellite services in the US and in developing countries. Ms. Irwin then joined the start-up team of Private Satellite Network, Inc., a company that pioneered the use of Ku-band satellites for corporate video, data and voice networks.
Ms. Irwin is widely published and a frequent speaker at conferences throughout the world. She is also the Conference Chair of SATCON, a co-founder and Director Emeritus of the Society of Satellite Professionals International, a Director Emeritus of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, on the Board of Governors of the Pacific Telecommunications Council and on the Board of Directors of the American Astronautical Society. She holds a Masters of Arts degree from San Francisco State University.