Timothy J. Logue is Senior Director, Sales and Business Development, for Thales Alenia Space of France and Italy in Washington, D.C. Joining Thales in 2009, Mr. Logue has been involved in the satellite and telecom industries for more than 30 years, beginning as a policy analyst with the original Communications Satellite Corporation.
Mr. Logue has been actively involved with the Pacific Telecommunications Council since the 1980s, attending his first PTC conference in 1981. Most recently he has been serving as Vice President of the PTC’s Board of Governors (BG) and previously served as the chairman of the Advisory Council (AC). Mr. Logue previously served on the BG from 2013-2016. He is currently Treasurer of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, a former member of the board of the Hosted Payload Alliance and president emeritus of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society of Satellite Professionals International.
How long have you been a part of PTC? How long have you been in a leadership role at PTC?
I attended my first PTC Annual Conference in 1981, at the third event, and delivered a paper. I had just missed the very first PTC Annual Conference in 1979, arriving in Honolulu the week after to work at the East-West Center, one of the founding organizations. The people I worked with were very excited about the first conference success. I have hardly missed a single conference from 1985 onward. I’ve been involved in committee work for many years, starting in the 1980s. I finally ran and was elected to the Advisory Council about 10 years ago and eventually the Board of Governors for the first time about five years ago. I have really appreciated the support of the PTC Membership each time I ran.
What is the best part about being a member of the Board of Governors?
It’s very fulfilling to assist in leading an organization with which I’ve been closely associated for more than 30 years, while making contributions based on my understanding of how internal issues and the industry have evolved in that time.
What is your biggest accomplishment in this role?
I was pleased to be elected co-chair and then chair of the AC, helping to steer greater involvement towards fulfilling the organization’s mission.
What advice would you give to PTC Members who are thinking about running in the upcoming election?
We need and want diversity in our leadership, not only on a geographic basis, but from an industry sector and a professional specialty standpoint. Our industry continues to change at a breathtaking rate and we need guidance from people in all sectors who can help keep the PTC as the leading forum for discussion of important issues and for finding ways to contribute back to the region’s development. Membership has approved changes to the Bylaws which means we have room on the Board of Governors and Advisory Council for people from anywhere in the world. However, nominees should understand that if they are elected, the PTC Members and other leaders will expect them to contribute in some way to the activities of the organization. That means not only being on the BG or AC but working on committees and the like.
Why do you think it is important for PTC Members to participate in the Board of Governors and Advisory Council elections?
As noted, we want diversity in our leadership. In turn, our membership is quite diverse, becoming increasingly harder for us to know who a good contributor will be. We must count on our diverse membership to encourage good people from their sector and region to run in the election, and then take the time to vote.
About Thales Alenia Space
Thales Alenia Space, Europe’s leading satellite manufacturer, specializes in both large geostationary satellites and constellations of low earth orbiting satellites, such as the Iridium NEXT fleet. TAS is also active in all other areas of space exploitation and exploration, including remote sensing, science, manned space activities, navigation, and space exploration. Thales Alenia Space is a joint venture under the Space Alliance, owned 67% by Thales Group of France and 33% by Leonardo S.p.A., an Italian global high-tech company.