William L. Yde III, Chairman, CEO and President of Global Traffic Network, has over 25 years of experience in the media industry. Mr. Yde founded GTN in 1997 as the Australian Traffic Network, and later expanded its operations into Canada and the UK. Prior to the Australian Traffic Network, Mr. Yde founded the Milwaukee Traffic Network and expanded its operations to Oklahoma City, Omaha and Albuquerque. In 1996, he sold the network to Metro Networks. Mr. Yde is a former CPA who worked for a broadcast company out of college and then purchased individual radio and television stations before moving into traffic networks.