LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT) ("Global Eagle" or "Company"), a leading provider of global satellite-based connectivity and media to rapidly expanding mobility markets, today announced the appointment of Ron Steger to its Board of Directors. Mr. Steger's appointment commenced on April 17, 2017. Mr. Steger will also join the Board's Audit Committee.
"With his extensive audit experience, we're excited to have Ron join Global Eagle's Board of Directors," said Jeff Leddy, CEO of Global Eagle. "We believe Ron's experience and insight will assist our new CFO, Paul Rainey, and the rest of the finance team in meeting our goals and objectives."
Mr. Steger has served on the boards of directors of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE:OSG) since August 2014 and International Seaways Inc. (NYSE:INSW) since November 2016, and currently serves on the Audit Committee, Corporate Governance & Risk Assessment Committee and Human Resources and Compensation Committee of those boards. Since September 2015, Mr.
Steger has served as the Senior Technical Advisor to the Effectus Group, an accounting advisory firm based in Silicon Valley. He has also served on the Advisory Board of ATREG, a global advisory firm specializing in the semiconductor and related advanced technology verticals, since February 2014. Mr. Steger began his career with KPMG in 1976 and was admitted into its partnership in 1986. He served as an SEC Reviewing Partner at KPMG from 2003 to 2013, and retired from KPMG in December 2013. Mr. Steger has a BS in Accounting from Villanova University.
About Global Eagle
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT) is a leading provider of satellite-based connectivity and media to fast-growing, global mobility markets across air, land and sea. Supported by proprietary and best-in-class technologies, Global Eagle offers a fully integrated suite of rich media content and seamless connectivity solutions that cover the globe. With approximately 1,500 employees and 50 offices on six continents, Global Eagle delivers exceptional service and rapid support to a diverse base of customers around the world. Find out more at: www.globaleagle.com.
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