CEA Names Dish CEO 'Digital Patriot'
Dish Network CEO Joseph Clayton has been named a "Digital Patriot" by the Consumer Electronics Association, which will honor the executive among others April 18 at the ninth annual Digital Patriots Dinner in Washington, D.C.
Clayton, who once was chairman of the CEA, has spent 40 years in the CE, telco and satellite communication industries. Clayton became CEO of Dish in 2011.
The former Sirius Satellite Radio chief executive used the opportunity to voice support for Dish's $25.5 billion merger offer for Sprint Nextel. Clayton said combining the satellite and telecommunications companies