Joseph P. Clayton

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Joseph P. Clayton joined the board of directors for Sirius Satellite Radio, Incorporated (SIRIUS) in November 2001 and has served as chairman of the board since November 2004. Clayton served as Chief Executive Officer from November 2001 through November 2004. [1][2]

"Clayton served as President of Global Crossing North America, a global internet and long distance services provider, from September 1999 until November 2001. Mr. Clayton also served as a member of the board of directors of Global Crossing Ltd. from September 1999 until May 2002. On January 28, 2002, Global Crossing Ltd. and certain of its affiliates filed petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. From August 1997 to September 1999, Mr. Clayton was President and Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Corporation, a Rochester, New York-based national provider of local telephone, long distance, data, conferencing and wireless communications services, which was acquired by Global Crossing in September 1999." [3][4]


According to his SIRIUS profile, prior to "assuming his role at Frontier Communications, Clayton served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales for the Americas and Asia for Thomson, a Paris, France-based global public company, and the largest consumer electronics business in North America. ...

"His previous experience in the consumer electronics industry includes numerous senior management positions for RCA, General Electric and Thomson, most notably Senior Vice President of Product Management, Senior Vice President of the Television Division, Vice President of Merchandising, and General Manager of National Accounts.

"Clayton earned an MBA in Marketing and Management from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and he is a Magna cum Laude graduate with a BA in Business Administration from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Clayton serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, as a trustee of Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, and as a trustee of The Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. Clayton is a former member of the Board of Directors of Global Crossing, Frontier Corporation, E.W. Scripps, and the good guys. Clayton currently serves on the Board of Directors of Transcend Services in Atlanta, Georgia and SIRIUS Satellite Radio in New York City. He is a former Chairman of the Consumer Electronics Association, and currently serves on their Board of Directors, as well as on the Board of Governors of the Electronics Industry Alliance. He is also a member and former Vice Chairman of the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR) Advisory Council."

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