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Shelton Joins DirecTV

John Shelton joined DirecTV Inc. as senior vice president, sales and distribution.

Shelton had been north-region VP at Nextel Communications Inc.

At the direct-broadcast satellite provider, he will be responsible for the management of the distribution network and the development of sales programs for DirecTV’s independent dealer network, consumer-electronics retailers, the commercial and multiple-dwelling-unit segments and special markets.

Shelton reports to president of DirecTV sales and service John Suranyi.