C. Michael Schroeder
Mr. Schroeder serves as a member of our board of directors and on our Audit Committee, Executive Compensation Committee and Nominating Committee. Prior to EchoStar's spinoff from DISH Network Corporation, Mr. Schroeder served on the board of directors of DISH Network Corporation and was a member of its Executive Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee, and Audit Committee. In 1981, Mr. Schroeder founded Consumer Satellite Systems, Inc. (CSS), which he grew to encompass a ten state distribution system operating in a region ranging from Wisconsin to Florida. CSS served retailers selling satellite systems, televisions and a range of consumer electronics products. Mr. Schroeder also founded a programming division of CSS that grew to serve over 400,000 subscribers.