GTT adds 'Dr. J' to board of directors

GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, has announced that legendary professional basketball player, Julius Erving, has been elected to the GTT board of directors, the company said.

Erving is founder and managing member of Dr. J Enterprises, which owns and manages the merchandising, media and philanthropic aspects of the Julius “Dr. J” Erving brand.

Erving brings close to 40 years of experience as a sports leader, business executive and entrepreneur to his role on the GTT board. Dating back to 1979, Erving´s business affiliations have generated close to USD 2.5 billion in revenue and brand value for his partners and clients. In 2016, through Erving´s direct leadership, Dr. J Enterprises formed a strategic partnership with the multibillion-dollar brand management company Authentic Brands Group, to expand his brand´s global presence.

Erving has served on various boards of directors including: LCI International, Williams Communications, Saks Fifth Avenue, Meridian Bank, Converse, Darden Group, Sports Authority, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commission, University of Massachusetts and Widener University.

GTT provides multinationals with a better way to reach the cloud through its suite of cloud networking services, including optical transport, wide area networking, Internet, managed services, voice and video services. The company´s Tier 1 IP network, ranked in the top five worldwide, connects clients to any location in the world and any application in the cloud. GTT delivers an outstanding client experience by living its core values of simplicity, speed and agility. For more information on how GTT is redefining global communications, visit