John W. Stanton is the chairman of the board of Clearwire Corporation. He is a director on the boards of Columbia Sportswear and General Communication Inc.
Stanton was the founder and former CEO of Western Wireless Corporation, former chairman and CEO of VoiceStream Wireless, and former chairman of the CTIA. Stanton is listed as #840 in the Forbes 2007 "Richest People" study. His net worth has been estimated at US$1.1 billion. He is a past chairman of the Board of Trustees of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where he earned his undergraduate degree.
Stanton joined Microsoft's board of directors in July 2014.
He resides in Bellevue, Washington with his wife, Theresa Gillespie and their two sons.