Committee Composition


  Audit Compensation Corporate Governance
Robert J. Currey
Robert J. Currey
Executive Chairman

Robert J. Currey serves as our Executive Chairman. Mr. Currey has served as one of the Company’s directors and as a director of our predecessors since 2002 and served as our Chief Executive Officer from 2002 until December 31, 2014. From 2002 to November 2013, he also served as our President. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Currey served as Vice Chairman of RCN Corporation, a competitive telephone company providing telephony, cable and Internet services in high-density markets nationwide. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Currey served as President and Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Telecom Group. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Currey served as Director and Group President of Telecommunications Services of McLeodUSA, which acquired our predecessor in 1997. Mr. Currey joined our predecessor in 1990 and served as President through its acquisition in 1997. Mr. Currey is also a director of Cartesian, Inc. (formerly The Management Network Group, Inc.), a professional services company, the USTelecom Association and the Illinois Business RoundTable.

     
Thomas A. Gerke
Thomas A. Gerke
Director

Thomas A. Gerke has served as a director since February 2013 and is Chief Legal Officer at H&R Block, a professional tax consultant business since January 2012. From January 2011 to April 2011, Mr. Gerke served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of YRC Worldwide, a fortune 500 Company and one of the largest transportation service providers in the world. From July 2009 to December 2010, Mr. Gerke served as Executive Vice Chairman of Century Link, Inc., a Fortune 500 integrated communications business. From December 2007 to June 2009, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Embarq, a Fortune 500 integrated communications business. He also held the position of General Counsel – Law and External Affairs at Embarq from May 2006 to December 2007. Mr. Gerke is also a former director of Us Telecom Association and currently serves on the Rockhurt University board.

  Member of the Compensation Committee Member of the Corporate Governance Committee
Roger H. Moore
Roger H. Moore
Director

Roger H. Moore has served as a director since July 2005. Mr. Moore was President and Chief Executive Officer of Illuminet Holdings, Inc., a provider of network, database and billing services to the communications industry, from October 1998 to December 2001, a member of its board of directors from July 1998 to December 2001, and its President and Chief Executive Officer from January 1996 to August 1998. In December of 2001, Illuminet was acquired by VeriSign, Inc. and Mr. Moore retired at that time. In September 1998 and October 1998, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of VINA Technologies, Inc., a telecommunications equipment company. From June 2007 to November 2007 Mr. Moore served as interim President and CEO of Arbinet. Since December 2007 to May 2009, Mr. Moore served as a consultant to VeriSign Corporation. Mr. Moore also presently serves as a director of VeriSign, Inc. and Western Digital Corporation.

  Chair of the Compensation Committee Member of the Corporate Governance Committee
Dale E. Parker
Dale E. Parker
Director

Dale E. Parker joined the Consolidated Communications board of directors in October 2014, following the acquisition of Enventis, at which Mr. Parker had been a director since 2006 and its Chair from January 2011 to May 2013. Mr. Parker has been the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Image Sensing Systems, Inc. since December 2014 and is also a member of the board. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Image Sensing Systems since June 2013.

From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Parker served as interim CFO for Ener1, Inc. and, in 2010, he was CFO of Neenah Enterprises, Inc. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Parker was the Vice President of Finance for Paper Works and from 2007 to 2008, Mr. Parker was CFO at Forest Resources, LLC. Mr. Parker is a CPA and holds an MBA.

Member of the Audit Committee    
Maribeth S. Rahe
Maribeth S. Rahe
Director

Maribeth S. Rahe has served as a director since July 2005. Ms. Rahe has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. since November 2003. Ms. Rahe is currently a member of the board of directors of First Financial Bancorp and First Financial Bank. From January 2001 to October 2002, Ms. Rahe was President and a member of the board of directors of U.S. Trust Company of New York, and from June 1997 to January 2001, was its Vice Chairman and a member of the board of directors.

Chair of the Audit Committee Member of the Compensation Committee  
Timothy D. Taron
Timothy D. Taron
Director

Timothy D. Taron joined the Consolidated Communications board of directors in June 2012, following the acquisition of SureWest Communications, at which Mr. Taron had been a director since 2000.

Mr. Taron chaired the Nominating and Governance Committee, was a member of the Compensation Committee and was president of the Political Action Committee board while with SureWest. He has served in leadership positions in numerous non-profit community organizations, including as a member of the board of directors and president of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Taron is currently a senior partner in the Sacramento, California law firm of Hefner, Stark & Marois, LLP.

Member of the Audit Committee   Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee
= Chair of the Board = Chair = Member