Brian Neylon in the DISH headquarters in Englewood, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Photographer: Matthew Staver 303-916-6155

Years in Cable: 26

Education: BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

LeCuyer and Neylon earned their recent promotions by revolutionizing the pay-TV industry. LeCuyer’s forward thinking led his team to secure satellite and digital rights for thousands of channels, bringing entertainment, sports, Latino and local programming to DISH TV and Sling TV customers across multiple platforms. Neylon continues finding ways to grow the business by balancing cutting-edge technology with cost-saving opportunities, such as allowing customers to opt-out of paying for local channels they can get over the air for free.

Best advice your mom or dad ever gave you? Be truthful, be honest and always live up to your word.

An area where media/broadband could use improvement? Retransmission fees for local broadcast stations

Bitcoin – pro or con? Con

What’s the first thing you read in the morning? Email

Last show I binged not on my network(s): “El Chapo”

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