DISH promotes two in management team


Dish NetworkEVP and COO Bernie Han has assumed increased leadership responsibilities, oversee all direct and indirect sales and distribution, in addition to his current responsibilities managing operations, information technologies, customer service, customer retention and corporate initiatives.

Dave Shull, who has overseen DISH’s programming and content acquisition group, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief commercial officer. In addition to programming, Shull will oversee all product management, marketing and advertising sales.

Both Mr. Han and Mr. Shull will continue reporting to DISH President and CEO Joe Clayton. The leadership changes are effective immediately.

“We are in a brand and cultural transformation at DISH and these two leaders understand we must deliver the best possible customer experience with a motivated and engaged workforce,” said Clayton. “Dave, who has forged a leadership role for DISH in the programming arena, will be responsible for creating an unsurpassed customer experience. Bernie will be responsible for delivering and maintaining a superior sales and service experience that builds lasting customer relationships for DISH.”

Reporting to Han will be Amir Ahmed, senior vice president of sales and distribution, Brian Neylon, senior vice president, sales planning, administration and direct sales, Erik Carlson, executive vice president of operations, Mike McClaskey, senior vice president and chief information officer, Kathy Schneider, senior vice president, customer service, Kevin Covell, VP/retention marketing and Rex Povenmire, vice president, corporate initiatives.

Reporting to Shull will be James Moorhead, SVP and chief marketing officer, Warren Schlichting, SVP of media sales and analytics and Vivek Khemka, senior vice president of product management. The senior vice president of programming also will report to Shull, once a successor is appointed to the role.