Dan Hesse, CEO, Sprint Nextel
September 27, 2012 5:15 - 6:15 PM
Dan Hesse, 58, was named chief executive officer of Sprint Nextel on Dec. 18, 2007.
Before joining Sprint, Hesse was the chairman and CEO of Embarq Corporation, a $6 billion telecommunications services company. From 2000 to 2004, he served as Chairman, President and CEO of Terabeam Corporation, a wireless telecommunications technology company.
Hesse spent 23 years at AT&T. From 1997 until 2000, he served as president and CEO of AT&T Wireless Services, then the United States’ largest wireless carrier.
He received a B.A. from Notre Dame, an MBA from Cornell, and an M.S. from MIT where he received the Brooks Thesis Prize.
He has been named “Most Influential Person in Mobile Technology” by LAPTOP magazine, Wireless Industry “Person of the Year” by RCR magazine, “Executive of the Year” by Wireless Business and Technology magazine, one of the five “Best Turnaround CEO’s of All Time” by Fierce Wireless, one of the “Top 20 CEO’s” by Glassdoor (for highest employee approval ratings), and he received Wireless Week magazine’s Leadership Award and Cornell’s L. Joseph Thomas Leadership Award. President Obama appointed Hesse to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, and he currently serves on the National Board of Governors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
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