The following is a press release reprinted with permission from JUST Capital's Announcement portal.
JUST CAPITAL ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF DAN HESSE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
New York, NY – September 19, 2016 - JUST Capital, a nonprofit that measures the performance of large U.S. corporations on the issues Americans care most about, today announced the appointment of veteran business leader, Dan Hesse, to its Board of Directors.
Dan served as President and CEO of Sprint Corporation from 2007 - 2014. Previously, Hesse was the Chairman and CEO of Embarq Corporation, Chairman, President and CEO of Terabeam Corporation, and held various positions at AT&T for over twenty years, including serving as President and CEO of AT&T Wireless Services.
“I am pleased to join JUST Capital’s board at this pivotal moment. Our Presidential election process tells us that corporate responsibility is an important topic to the American people,” said Hesse. “JUST Capital provides consumers with information to help them choose companies whose practices they admire and companies with data to help them develop more responsible practices.”
In addition to receiving Corporate Responsibility Magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award, Hesse has been named "Most Influential Person in Mobile Technology" by LAPTOP Magazine, “Wireless Industry, Person of the Year" by RCR Magazine, "Executive of the Year" by Wireless Business and Technology Magazine, "CEO of the Year" by the National Eagle Leadership Institute, and one of "10 Inspirational Leaders Who Turned Around Their Companies" by Entrepreneur Magazine. Glassdoor also named Hesse one of 2014's highest-rated CEOs by employees.
Said JUST Capital CEO, Martin Whittaker: “We are deeply honored to have Dan on the board. With decades of experience as a leader of business and technology, his insight has already proven invaluable. More importantly, Dan’s mission-aligned values and perspective on the future of JUST business make him a perfect fit for our organization and community.”
About JUST Capital
The JUST Capital Foundation is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) that uses the power of the markets to drive positive change on the issues Americans care most about. Chaired and co-founded by Paul Tudor Jones II, JUST Capital ranks how large publicly-traded corporations measure up against the American people’s definition of JUST business behavior, and empowers all stakeholders with the data and tools they need to build a more JUST marketplace. The organization is based in New York City.
Anjali Deshmukh, Director, Public Engagement & Products; phone (646) 854-2234; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.