Board of Directors

Kathleen Q. Abernathy

Kathleen Abernathy joined the Board in December 2023 effective with the merger of EchoStar and DISH Network Corporation and is a member of our Compensation Committee and Nominating Committee. Prior to the merger between EchoStar and DISH Network Corporation, Ms. Abernathy served as a member of DISH Network Corporation’s Board of Directors and Audit and Compensation committees and as Chairwoman of its Nominating Committee from March 2019 to December 2023. Ms. Abernathy currently serves on the Board of Directors of various private and non-profit companies and organizations. Ms. Abernathy served as Executive Vice President, External Affairs for Frontier Communications Inc. (“Frontier”) from March 2010 through April 2017 as well as Chief Legal Officer from 2010 through 2013. Prior to that time, Ms. Abernathy served as a member of the Board of Directors of Frontier from 2005 through 2010 and as a partner for various law firms providing policy and regulatory services for various clients in the telecommunications industry. Ms. Abernathy also served as a Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission from 2001 through 2005. Previously, Ms. Abernathy held positions with various companies and law firms related to the telecommunications industry. 
Independent Director