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 the General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer at H&R Block, a global consumer tax services provider, 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 transportation service provider. 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 CEO at Embarq, then a Fortune 500 integrated communications business. He also held the position of Executive Vice President and General Counsel – Law and External Affairs at Embarq from May 2006 to December 2007. From October 1994 through May 2006, Mr. Gerke held a number of executive and legal positions with Sprint, serving as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for over two years. Mr. Gerke is also a former director of the CenturyLink, Embarq and United States Telecom Association. In addition he is a former member of the Rockhurst University Board of Trustees and The Greater Kansas City Local Investment Commission Board of Trustees. He currently services as a board member of TEGP Management, LLC, the General Partner of Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (NYSE: TEGP), a provider of natural gas transportation and storage services.

Board Contributions: Mr. Gerke has substantial experience in the telecommunications sector. His leadership and industry experiences bring a strong and knowledgeable operational and strategic perspective to the Board’s deliberations. He also brings perspective from service on other boards. Although Mr. Gerke is not currently a member of our audit committee, he also qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC guidelines.

  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 Office (“CEO”) 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 Office 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. From 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 was previously a director of Western Digital Corporation.

Board Contributions: Mr. Moore is a seasoned telecommunications executive with a deep background in the industry and very strong technical aptitude. He has a strong entrepreneurial bent and is a knowledgeable analyst of the evolution of telecommunications and the impact of new technologies on our business. He brings perspective from service on other boards. Although Mr. Moore is not currently a member of our audit committee, he also qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC guidelines.

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

Dale E. Parker has served as a director since October 2014. Mr. Parker was a director on the Enventis Corporation (formerly HickoryTech) board from 2006 until the consummation of Enventis Corporation’s merger with the Company on October 16, 2014, and served as Chair of Enventis Corporation’s board from January 2011 to May 2013. Mr. Parker was on the Board of Directors of Image Sensing Systems, Inc. from August 2012 through June 2016. He also served as Interim CEO from December 2014 through June 2016, as well as, COO and CFO from June 2013 through June 2016. Image Sensing Systems of St. Paul, Minnesota is a technology company focused on infrastructure improvement through the development of software-based detection solutions from the intelligent transportation sector. Mr. Parker served as interim CFO for Ener1, Inc. from 2011 to 2012. Ener1, Inc. is an energy storage technology company that develops lithium-ion-powered storage solutions for application in the electric utility, transportation and industrial electronics markets. In 2010, Mr. Parker worked as CFO of Neenah Enterprises, Inc., an independent foundry. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Parker was the Vice President of Finance for Paper Works, a producer of coated recycled paper board. Mr. Parker was CFO at Forest Resources, LLC, a company focused on paper product production and conversion, from 2007 to October 2008. 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
Wayne Wilson
Wayne Wilson
Director

Wayne Wilson joined our board of directors in July 2017 in connection with our acquisition of FairPoint Communications. Mr. Wilson had served on the FairPoint board of directors since 2011. From 1995 to 2002, Mr. Wilson served in various roles as president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of PC Connection, Inc., a Fortune 1000 direct marketer of information technology products and services. From 1986 to 1995, Mr. Wilson was a partner in the assurance and advisory services practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP. He previously served as a director of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Edgewater Technology, Inc., Hologic, Inc., and Cytyc Corporation. Mr. Wilson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Duke University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a certified public accountant in New Hampshire and North Carolina.

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