DISH Names Tim Messner General Counsel; R. Stanton Dodge to Join DraftKings as Chief Legal Officer
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
DISH Network announced today that it has appointed Senior Vice President
Tim Messner to the role of General Counsel. Messner succeeds Executive
Vice President R. Stanton Dodge, who will be joining DraftKings as its
chief legal officer. Messner assumes his role on October 23 and will
report to DISH Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen.
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Tim Messner, appointed DISH General Counsel effective Oct. 23 (Photo: Business Wire)
"Stanton has been an effective and tireless advocate for DISH for more
than 20 years, and has served as a valued counselor to me and to our
entire management team," said Ergen. "Stanton's leadership and expertise
have been critical as we have worked to position DISH for the future."
"I've had the opportunity to work closely with Tim over the years and
I've been impressed with his legal acumen, his tenacity and his capacity
as a leader," said Ergen. "I look forward to Tim's work and advice as we
continue our efforts to transform DISH into a company focused on
Tim Messner currently serves as Senior Vice President and Deputy General
Counsel of DISH, leading a team of more than 20 attorneys responsible
for negotiating the company's commercial transactions.
Since joining DISH in November 1996, Dodge has held positions of
increasing responsibility in the legal department. Prior to joining
DISH, Dodge was a law clerk to the Hon. Jose D. L. Marquez of the
Colorado Court of Appeals. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from
Suffolk University Law School in 1995 and his B.S. in accounting from
the University of Vermont in 1991.
Dodge will remain on the board of directors for DISH's sister company,
About Timothy A. Messner
Tim Messner joined DISH in 2004 as a junior attorney and has since held
positions of increasing responsibility in the legal department. He was a
key member of the team involved in EchoStar Corporation's 2008 spin-off
from DISH and has negotiated numerous agreements for the company related
to satellite, content, technology and other strategic initiatives.
Tim graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law with high
honors, and received his B.S. in Accounting, with honors, from the
Pennsylvania State University.
Biographical information and a photograph of Timothy A. Messner can be
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