Hughes Communications’ Thomas McElroy to Receive ‘Chairman’s Award’ at Chamber’s 52nd Annual Dinner on June 1

May 25, 2011

Thomas J. McElroy, Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Hughes Network Systems, LLC, and Corporate Controller of parent company, Hughes Communications, Inc., will be honored by his peers from the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s 52nd Annual Dinner on June 1, when he will receive the 2011 “Chairman’s Award.” McElroy will also be installed that night as the Chamber’s new Chairman-Elect for 2011-12.

“Tom has done a phenomenal job as the Chamber’s Vice-Chair for Legislative Affairs, leading our advocacy efforts and building strong working relationships with State and County leaders,” said Sterling Crockett, Chairman of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. “We’re delighted to be honoring him with this award, which represents such an important Chamber tradition.”

“We are very pleased to see Tom being honored by the Chamber for the dedication, time and energy he has devoted on behalf of the Chamber,” said Grant Barber, Executive Vice President and CFO of Hughes Communications.

For more information on the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on June 1 – including information on available sponsorship opportunities or ticket sales – please visit Or call the Chamber office at 301-738-0015.

About Hughes

Hughes Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUGH) is the 100 percent owner of Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes). Hughes is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI, and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, please visit

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