Originally published: May 16, 2011
Last updated: May 16, 2011 - 3:23pm
Charlie Ergen is stepping down as president and chief executive officer of Dish Network next month.
Remaining as chairman, Ergen, the co-founder of the DBS satellite provider, will be succeeded by former Sirius Satellite Radio chairman Joseph Clayton, effective June 20. Clayton has also been named to Dish's board of directors.
Clayton previously served as chairman of Sirius Satellite Radio from November 2004 through July 2008 and served as CEO of Sirius from 2001 through 2004. Prior to joining Sirius, Clayton served as president of Global Crossing North America, as president and CEO of Frontier Corp. and as executive vice president of Marketing and Sales for the Americas and Asia of Thomson.
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