DISH Names Tim Messner General Counsel; R. Stanton Dodge to Join DraftKings as Chief Legal Officer
Stanton’s leadership and expertise have been critical as we have worked to position DISH for the future.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Oct. 17, 2017 -- (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.

“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 wireless connectivity.”

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, EchoStar Corporation.

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.

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About DISH

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