|Clearwire Announces Election of John W. Stanton as Chairman of Company Board of Directors|
Posted: 19-Jan-2011 [Source: Clearwire]
[Clearwire Board of Directors elects John W. Stanton to be new Chairman of the Board.]
Kirkland, WA -- Clearwire, a leading provider of wireless broadband services and operator of the first 4G network in the country, today announced that the majority of the Clearwire Board of Directors has elected John W. Stanton as Chairman of the Board. Stanton replaces Craig O. McCaw, who resigned as Clearwire's Chairman of the Board of Directors on December 31, 2010.
Stanton has served as a director of Clearwire since November 2008. He has served as Managing Director of Trilogy Partners LLC, a private investment firm, Trilogy International Partners LLC, an operator of international wireless systems, and Trilogy Equity Partners LLC, an investor in small wireless-related companies, since 2005.
Previously, Stanton served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Western Wireless Corporation from 1992 until shortly after its acquisition by ALLTEL Corporation in 2005. From 1994 to 2004, Stanton served as Chairman of VoiceStream Wireless Corporation, which became T-Mobile USA, and he served as Chief Executive Officer of VoiceStream from 1998 to 2003.
Earlier this month the Clearwire Board of Directors appointed Benjamin G. Wolff as a director of the company following Craig O. McCaw's board resignation. Wolff previously served as Co-Chairman of Clearwire from March 2009 to February 2010, and as Chief Executive Officer of Clearwire and its predecessor entity from May 2006 to March 2009. He is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of ICO Global Communications and is the President of Eagle River Holdings.
In addition to Stanton and Wolff, the Clearwire Board of Directors includes William R. Blessing, Mufit Cinali, Jose A. Collazo, Peter L.S. Currie, Hossein Eslambolchi, Ph.D., Dennis S. Hersch, Frank Ianna, Brian P. McAndrews, William (Bill) T. Morrow, Theodore H. Schell, and Arvind Sodhani.
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