Allan Ballenger joined SES Government Solutions as Corporate Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer effective January 2018. He leads the SES GS Sales and Business Development Team to produce winning solutions for US Government customers. He works with US government, intelligence and civilian agencies to help determine their requirements and offer customized communications support, hosted payload opportunities, and end-to-end network solutions. He also communicates those requirements to the SES parent organization to take advantage of existing on-orbit SES satellite fleet capacity, or to influence future satellite designs. He also works closely with industry partners to craft solutions to meet US government specialized communications and network needs.
Prior to joining SES GS, Mr. Ballenger had a distinguished 30-year career in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Colonel in 2010. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Ballenger was the Navstar Global Positioning System Wing Commander at the Space and Missile Systems Center in El Segundo, CA. He led a joint-service, multinational, civil-military systems wing and was responsible for development, launch, sustainment, and worldwide operations of GPS, the world’s premier navigation and timing standard. Mr Ballenger also held a variety of systems acquisition positions spanning aircraft systems, classified intelligence systems, ICBMs, and logistics, and included joint tours at the National Security Agency, the Defense Mapping Agency, and the National Imagery and Mapping Agency.
From 2010 thru 2014 Mr Ballenger held various positions of increasing responsibility in industry at TASC, Inc., leading and growing their Air Force business. From 2015 until 2018, Mr. Ballenger served as Vice President for Air Force programs at Engility, which merged with TASC in 2015. He was accountable for profit and loss for a portfolio over $125M annual revenue serving a diverse set of Air Force and Joint DoD customers spanning 15 geographic locations across the United States.
Mr. Ballenger graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in electrical engineering, then earned an M.S. in electrical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, an MBA from the George Washington University, and an M.S. in National Resources Management from the National Defense University. A life member of both the Air Force Association (AFA) and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), he served as Vice President of the Charles Gabriel Chapter of the AFA in northern Virginia and is Vice President, Eastern Region of NDIA’s Space Division. Mr. Ballenger also serves as an elected member of the Golf Club Advisory Board at Lansdowne.