Hawkeye 360 has named to its advisory board class of 2023 John Abizaid, a retired U.S. Army general; Kari Bingen, former deputy under secretary of defense for intelligence; Jim Cooper, former representative for Tennessee; and M. Sanjayan; CEO of Conservation International.
The four new appointees will join Hawkeye 360’s 18-member board to contribute diverse expertise, the Herndon, Virginia-based geospatial analytics company said Tuesday.
Abizaid was the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia most recently and was also the commander of U.S. Central Command from 2003 to 2007. Meanwhile, Cooper recently retired from politics after serving for over three decades in Congress. He was a key person in creating a space corps under the Department of the Air Force.
Bingen serves as director of Aerospace Security Project and senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She is also on the advisory board of Beacon Global Strategies, Calypso AI and Common Mission Project.
Sanyajan, on the other hand, is a conservation scientist who leads the non-profit environmental organization Conservation International.
Hawkeye 360 CEO John Serafini said the four individuals’ extensive experience spanning both government and non-profit sectors will play an essential role in enhancing the company’s radio frequency-sensing satellite constellation capabilities.