Charles W. Ergen. Mr. Ergen is our founder and has served as our Chairman since our formation. He also serves as executive Chairman of DISH and has been Chairman of the board of directors of DISH since its formation. During the past five years, Mr. Ergen has held various executive officer and director positions with DISH and its subsidiaries including the position of President, which he most recently held from March 2015 to December 2015, and Chief Executive Officer, which he held most recently from March 2015 to December 2017. During 1980, Mr. Ergen co-founded DISH with his future spouse, Cantey M. Ergen, and James DeFranco. Mr. Ergen also serves as executive Chairman and Chairman of the board of directors of EchoStar.
Jason Kiser. Mr. Kiser has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Director since our formation. He has served as Treasurer of DISH since 2008, and has been employed by entities owned or controlled by Mr. Ergen for over 30 years. Since joining EchoSphere Corporation (later DISH) in 1987, he has held various operational, managerial and financial positions.