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Craig McCaw

Chairman and CEO, Eagle River Inc. and Former TNC Global Board Member

Seattle, Washington

Craig McCaw

Craig McCaw Craig McCaw - TNC Board Member (Eagle River Website photos. © Warren Mell 2006 - 425.233.9401) © Warren Mell


Telecommunications, Entrepreneurship


September 2010 - February 2022


Craig McCaw is Chairman & CEO of Eagle River Inc., focused on strategic investments in the communications industry. Mr. McCaw is a telecommunications entrepreneur, who has started and built many companies over the past 30 years in the cable, cellular telephone and wireless broadband industries. Mr. McCaw acted as Chairman and CEO of McCaw Cellular Communications, which he built into the nation's leading provider of cellular services. The company was sold to AT&T Corp. in 1996. Following the sale of McCaw Cellular, Mr. McCaw restructured Nextel Communications and later founded Nextel International. He also co-founded Nextel Partners. In 2003, Mr. McCaw co-founded and served as Chairman of Clearwire Corporation, a wireless broadband company.

Mr. McCaw is President of the COM Family Foundation which supports a variety of educational, environmental, and international economic development projects. Mr. McCaw served as Chairman and principal funder of the Free Willy Keiko Foundation and founded the Grameen Technology Center.

Mr. McCaw has served on a number of philanthropic boards including Conservation International, National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, the Academy of Achievement, Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Grameen Technology and the Friends of Nelson Mandela Foundation. Mr. McCaw is a graduate of Stanford University.

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