Board of Directors

Candy Ergen

Senior Advisor and Director
Candy Ergen joined the Board in December 2023 effective with the merger of EchoStar and DISH Network Corporation. Mrs. Ergen is currently a Senior Advisor to us and has had a variety of operational responsibilities with DISH Network Corporation since its formation. Mrs. Ergen served as a member of the board of trustees of Children’s Hospital Colorado from 2001 to 2012, and is now an honorary lifetime member. Mrs. Ergen has also served on the board of trustees of Wake Forest University since 2009, serving as Vice Chair from 2019-2023. During 1980, Mrs. Ergen co-founded DISH Network with her future spouse, Charles W. Ergen, and James DeFranco. The Board concluded that Mrs. Ergen should serve on the Board due, among other things, to her knowledge of DISH Network since its inception and her service to us in a multitude of roles over the years.