Leading Wireless Company Strengthens Board with Industry Veteran Who Brings Three Decades of Corporate Leadership Experience
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boingo Wireless (WIFI), the leading distributed antenna system (DAS), small cells and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, has announced the appointment of Michele Choka to its board of directors and to the compensation and audit committees. The appointment, effective immediately, expands the company’s board leadership to further drive long-term value creation for shareholders.
“Michele brings strong public company board experience to Boingo, most recently serving as a director and compensation committee chair for Callidus Software Inc.,” said David Hagan, chairman and CEO, Boingo. “Her public board work, coupled with a successful track record in human resources, strategic planning and finance, adds a deep level of expertise to our board and helps strengthen Boingo’s strategic direction.”
Choka is a seasoned high growth business executive who has held leadership positions at Sun Microsystems, Sony Corporation, J.P. Morgan and Level 3 Communications, among other companies. She currently serves as vice president, human resources at HighPoint Resources, overseeing corporate structure, staff development, talent management and workforce planning. Choka holds a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies and Economics from Wesleyan University and has completed extensive graduate work in finance and marketing. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).
The appointment of Choka was unanimously approved by Boingo’s board of directors after an extensive evaluation process. Her appointment increases the Boingo board to eight members. Choka’s term will expire at the 2019 annual meeting of stockholders.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (WIFI) helps the world stay connected. Our vast footprint of DAS, Wi-Fi and small cells reaches more than a billion people annually, making Boingo one of the largest providers of indoor wireless networks. You'll find Boingo connecting people at airports, stadiums, military bases, convention centers, multifamily communities and commercial properties. To learn more about the Boingo story, visit www.boingo.com.
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