John W. Stanton

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John W. Stanton is the chairman of the board of Trilogy International Partners. [1]

He is a director on the boards of Columbia Sportswear and General Communication Inc.[2]

Stanton was the founder and former CEO of Western Wireless Corporation, former chairman and CEO of VoiceStream Wireless, and former chairman of the CTIA.[3][4] Stanton is listed as #840 in the Forbes 2007 "Richest People" study. His net worth has been estimated at US$1.1 billion.[4] He is a past chairman of the Board of Trustees of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where he earned his undergraduate degree.[4][5]

Stanton joined Microsoft's board of directors in July 2014.[6][7][8]

Stanton will be appointed as the new CEO of the Seattle Mariners organization, where he is currently the minority owner.[9]


He resides in Bellevue, Washington[5] with his wife, Theresa Gillespie and their two sons.[citation needed]


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  9. Geoff Baker. "CEO Howard Lincoln leaving Mariners with ‘a few regrets’". The Seattle Times, April 27, 2016. Accessed April 27, 2016.