Joseph Clayton

The Consumer Electronics Association this week announced two big additions to its Board of Industry Leaders. Dish Network president and CEO Joseph Clayton and Best Buy home division president Mike Mohan are the newest members of the 45-person board. 

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

DISH is calling its expanded high-speed Internet service dishNET and will launch it nationwide October 1. Service and installation starts at $39.99 a month.

Dish Network May 16 said it named Joseph Clayton president, CEO and member of the satellite TV operator’s board of directors, effective June 20. Charlie Ergen will remain chairman

The National Electronics, Home/Office and Appliance Industries Division of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) raised a record $550,000 for ADL 's fight against prejudice, bigotry and discrimination during a testimonial awards ceremony and dinner dance to honor Bill Casamo, Michael O'Hara and Phil Schoonover. ADL presented Bill Casamo, president of DirecTV Merchandising Inc. and executive vice president of DirecTV, with its American Heritage Award. Michael O'Hara, senior vice president at Thomson Consumer Electronics, received ADL's S. David Feir Humanitarian Award. Phil Schoonover, vice president of digital technology solutions at Best Buy, received the Patricia Rienzi Legacy Award. ADL Electronics, Home/Office and Appliance Industries division chairs

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