|Joseph P. (Joe Paul) Clayton 1967|
Joseph P. Clayton is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sirius Satellite Radio, a New York-based company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol SIRI. Sirius broadcasts 100 channels of digital quality audio throughout the continental United States from its three HEO (High Elliptical Orbit) satellites. The company delivers sixty original channels of commercial-free music, and forty world-class sports, news and entertainment channels. Sirius has agreements to install AM/FM/Satellite radios in Ford, DaimlerChrysler, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, and Nissan car manufacturers. Sirius-ready car stereos are available from Kenwood, Clarion, and Jensen brands at consumer electronics retailers such as Circuit City, Best Buy, Sears, Wal-Mart, good guys, Tweeter, Ultimate, and Crutchfield.
Prior to joining Sirius in November of 2001, Clayton was Vice Chairman of Global Crossing and President of its North American Region.
Clayton was also President and Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Communications, a Rochester, New York-based leading provider of integrated telecommunications-local, long distance, audio and video conferencing, wireless, web-hosting, and data services. After assuming leadership of Frontier in June 1997, the company's stock price appreciated over 200%, and its market cap grew from $3 billion to $10 billion. Clayton drove the strategic direction of the company while working as a hands-on leader of Frontier's executive management team. On September 28, 1999, Frontier Communications was purchased by Global Crossing.
Before assuming his role at Frontier Communications, Clayton served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales for the Americas and Asia for Thomson Multimedia, a Paris, France-based global public company, and the largest consumer electronics business in North America.
A seasoned international leader in the consumer electronics industry,
he has twenty-five years of marketing, engineering, operations, product
management, and sales experience. During his tenure at Thomson, Clayton
led the launch of DirecTV satellite television, the most successful
product introduction in consumer electronics history. He was responsible
for the sales and distribution of Thomson's RCA and GE brands.
Clayton earned an MBA in Marketing and Management from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and he is a Magna cum Laude graduate with a BA in Business Administration from Bellarmine College in Louisville, Kentucky. Clayton serves on the Dean's Advisory Board for the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, as a trustee of Bellarmine College, and as a trustee of The Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. Clayton is a former member of the Board of Directors of Global Crossing, Frontier Corporation, E.W. Scripps, and the good guys. Clayton currently serves on the Board of Directors of Transcend Services in Atlanta, Georgia and Sirius Satellite Radio in New York City. He is a former Chairman of the Consumer Electronics Association, and currently serves on their Board of Directors, as well as on the Board of Governors of the Electronics Industry Association.
He graduated from St. Joseph grade school in 1963, and graduated
high school from St. Joe Prep in 1967. He excelled in baseball, basketball,
band, and was a member of the Honor Society and Key Club.