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Dan Hesse

CEO, Sprint Nextel Corporation

Dan Hesse is the CEO of the Sprint Nextel Corporation. The company is recognized for developing, engineering and deploying technologies including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the U.S., mobile data services, instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities, and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint #6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. Prior to Sprint Nextel, Mr. Hesse spent 23 years at AT&T, where he last served as President and CEO of AT&T Wireless Services. He currently serves as Chairman of the CTIA, the U.S. wireless industry’s trade association, and has been appointed by President Obama to the NSTAC. Hesse has been named the “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. He also received Wireless Week’s Leadership Award.