Robert J. Currey, Chairman

Robert J. Currey serves as our Chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Currey has served as one of the Company’s directors and as a director of our predecessors since 2002 and served as our CEO 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 CEO 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.

Bob R. Udell, President, CEO and Director

Bob Udell is the President and CEO of Consolidated Communications. Prior to being named President and CEO in 2014, Udell served as the Company's President and COO, and as Senior Vice President upon joining the Company in April 2004. Udell has more than 25 years of telecommunications leadership experience including profit and loss management and operations at large- and mid-sized local exchange companies. He served in leadership roles at TXU Communications including Executive Vice President of Business Development, Regulatory and Administration, and Chief Operating Officer. He served in leadership roles at McLeodUSA as Senior Vice President of Network Services and Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Indiana operations, and he held management roles at Bell Atlantic in operations, carrier sales and marketing. Udell serves on the USTelecom Board of Directors and formerly served as Chairman of the Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance. He also has served on the Greater Conroe Economic Development Council and on The John Cooper School Board of Trustees. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Udell completed the Advanced Technology Innovations Program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Andrew S. Frey, Director

Andrew Frey joined the board in November 2021 and currently serves as a Partner of Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. Prior to joining Searchlight in 2011, Mr. Frey was a Managing Principal at Quadrangle Group in New York where he primarily focused on telecommunications and technology investments. Mr. Frey also serves on the boards of Mitel Networks Corp. and Global Risk Partners Limited. Mr. Frey received a bachelor's degree in finance and a bachelor's degree in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

David G. Fuller, Director

David G. Fuller joined our board in October 2020, and is the President of Rogers Wireless, Canada’s largest mobile operator, and part of Rogers Communications Inc., a Canadian communications and media company. Previous to this, Mr. Fuller was an Operating Partner with Searchlight Capital Partners, a private equity firm, and a Senior Advisor to the global technology, media and telecom practice of Boston Consulting Group. From 2014 until January 2019, Mr. Fuller was an Executive Vice-President of TELUS Corporation, a Canadian telecommunications company, and President, TELUS Consumer and Small Business Solutions. He previously served as the Chief Marketing Officer of TELUS from 2009 to 2014 and the Senior Vice-President, Business Solutions Marketing from 2004 to 2009. Prior to joining TELUS, Mr. Fuller spent 15 years in the management consulting industry with a number of firms, culminating in the country managing partner role at KPMG Consulting. Mr. Fuller is also a member of the board of directors of Great-West Lifeco, a global insurance conglomerate. He previously served as the chair of the board of directors of Mitel Networks, and as a director of Enstream LP and the Ontario Science Centre. Mr. Fuller is a Professional Engineer, and holds a MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering from Queen’s University.

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 joining H&R Block in January 2012, at various times Mr. Gerke has had additional responsibilities, including leadership of the human resources function and serving as interim Chief Executive Officer. 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 CenturyLink, 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 CenturyLink, Embarq and the USTelecom 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 and he served as a board member for Tallgrass Energy GP, LCC, the General Partner of Tallgrass Energy, LP (NYSE: TGE), a provider of natural gas transportation and storage services.

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 CEO from January 1996 to August 1998. In December of 2001, Illuminet was acquired by VeriSign, Inc. and Mr. Moore retired at that time. From September to October 1998, he served as President, CEO 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, Inc. Mr. Moore also presently serves as a director of VeriSign, Inc. and was previously a director of Western Digital Corporation.

Maribeth S. Rahe, Director

Maribeth S. Rahe has served as a director since July 2005. Ms. Rahe has served as President and CEO 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 its board of directors.