DULLES, Va., Jan. 11 — GeoEye, Inc., a premier provider of satellite, aerial and geospatial information, announced the appointment of Michael F. Horn, Sr. to its Board of Directors. On Dec. 13, 2007, GeoEye’s Board of Directors voted to expand the size of the Board from eight to nine members. Mr. Horn was elected to fill the vacancy and serve as a Director effective, Jan. 1, 2008.
“I am looking forward to joining the Board of this exciting and innovative company,” Mr. Horn said. “Applying my financial expertise to the opportunities facing GeoEye and working with its talented and dedicated people will be most rewarding.”
Matthew O’Connell, GeoEye’s chief executive officer, president and director said, “Mike will serve on GeoEye’s Audit and Strategy Committees and provide financial guidance to the executive management team. This is especially important as we complete our remaining financial milestones to prepare our next-generation GeoEye-1 satellite for launch and begin to plan the development and financing of GeoEye-2.”
Mr. Horn has more than 40 years of executive financial management, audit, and consulting experience, including 35 years with KPMG, a respected auditing and consulting firm, where he served as a partner for 28 years. He has served as an auditor and consultant for various companies dealing with the same issues that GeoEye will encounter. Mr. Horn earned his bachelor of science in accounting from Georgetown University in 1961 and completed advanced studies at Harvard and Stanford in their executive programs.