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DigitalGlobe, GeoEye appoint new board members

US: DigitalGlobe appointed Kimberly Till to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. On the other hand, GeoEye also announced the appointed of Dr. William L. Ballhaus to the company’s Board of Directors.

Ballhaus’ appointment follows the closing of GeoEye’s financing arrangement with Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., which the Company announced in March. GeoEye partnered with Cerberus to provide financing to support its bid on the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) EnhancedView programme.

Ballhaus holds a doctorate degree in aeronautics and astronautics. He currently serves on the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Board of Directors and the UCLA Anderson School Board of Visitors. He also serves as a director on a number of Cerberus portfolio company boards and is the vice chairman and a director of DynCorp International. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Fellow of the British American Project.

Till is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Harris Interactive, a global leader in custom market research. Prior to joining Harris Interactive she served as the Chief Executive Officer, North America, of Taylor Nelson Sofres, which was the world’s largest custom market research company. Before that Ms. Till was Vice President of the Worldwide Media and Entertainment Group in the Communications Sector at Microsoft. Earlier in her career, she held senior management positions at AOL International and Sony Corporation of America.

“Kimberly’s broad management experience and impressive track record of driving growth in content and information companies will be enormously helpful as we continue to expand our business by delivering information and insight products globally to our customers,” said DigitalGlobe Chairman and CEO Jill Smith.

Source: DigitalGlobe & GeoEye