Robert J. Currey, Chairman
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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.

Mr. Currey earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.

Andrew S. Frey, Director
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Andrew Frey joined our board in December 2021 and is a partner at Searchlight Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. Prior to joining Searchlight in 2011, Mr. Frey was a managing principal at Quadrangle Group where he primarily focused on telecommunications and technology investments.

Mr. Frey received a bachelor's degree in finance and a bachelor's degree in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

He also serves on the boards of Mitel Networks Corp., Ziply Fiber, LLC and Global Risk Partners Limited.

David G. Fuller, Director
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David G. Fuller joined our board in October 2020, and is an Operating Partner with Searchlight Capital Partners, a private equity firm, where he plays an advisory role to their Technology, Media and Telecom practice. From March 2021 to January 2022, Mr. Fuller served as the President of Rogers Wireless, Canada’s largest mobile operator, a part of Rogers Communications Inc., a Canadian communications and media company. Previous to this, he was 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 a Professional Engineer and holds a bachelor of applied science in engineering from Queen’s University and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Mr. Fuller is a member of the board of directors of Great-West Lifeco and of Mitel Networks. Mr. Fuller previously served as a director of MindBeacon Holding Inc., Enstream LP and the Ontario Science Centre.

Thomas A. Gerke, Director
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Thomas A. Gerke has served as a director since February 2013. Mr. Gerke is currently a Sr. Vice President at H&R Block, a global consumer tax services provider, and served as its General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer from January 2012 to January 2022. At H&R Block, Mr. Gerke has had a number of other roles and 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 earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia, an MBA from Rochhurst University, Helzerg School of Management and a juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.

Mr. Gerke is currently a member of the Board of Directors of MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPGI) and is a former director of CenturyLink, Embarq, the USTelecom Association and Tallgrass Energy GP, LCC, the General Partner of Tallgrass Energy, LP (NYSE: TGE), a provider of natural gas transportation and storage services. 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.

Roger H. Moore, Director
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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 earned a bachelor’s degree in general science from Virginia Tech. He also served for five years in the U.S. Army Security Agency, the United States Army's signals intelligence branch, attaining the rank of captain.

Mr. Moore also serves as a director of VeriSign, Inc. and was previously a director of Western Digital Corporation.

Maribeth S. Rahe, Director
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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 Chair and a member of the board of directors.

Ms. Rahe earned a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and an MBA in international management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She received an honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from Bowling Green State University and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Mount St. Joseph University.

She also serves on the Board of First Financial Bancorp and First Financial Bank.

Marissa M. Solis, Director
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Marissa M. Solis joined our board in January 2022 and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Global Brand and Consumer Marketing at the National Football League. Prior to this, Ms. Solis spent 18 years at Pepsico where she held numerous marketing leadership roles in brand marketing, portfolio marketing, partnerships and omnichannel media. She served as Senior Vice President at Pepsico's Frito Lay North America Division from October 2019 to November 2021 and prior to that role served as Vice President and General Manager of the Hispanic Business Unit at Pepsico Beverages North America from October 2017 to October 2019. Prior to joining Pepsico, Ms. Solis was a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting from September 2000 to November 2003. She began her career in 1995 as a Brand Manager in Procter & Gamble Latin America.

Ms. Solis holds a bachelor’s degree in international economics from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in public administration and public affairs from the University of Texas at Austin.

She serves on several non-profit boards including the Melville Family Foundation and Make-A-Wish® Foundation of North Texas.

C. Robert Udell, Jr., President, CEO and Director
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C. Robert Udell, Jr.serves as our President and CEO and as a director. Mr. Udell served as Chief Operating Officer from May 2011 to December 31, 2014, and as President from November 2013 until December 31, 2014. He became President and CEO on January 1, 2015. He has served as a director since November 2013. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Udell served in various capacities at the predecessor of our Texas operations, TXU Communications, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. From 2004 to November 2013, Mr. Udell served as Senior Vice President. Prior to joining TXU in March 1999, Mr. Udell was employed by McLeod USA from 1993 to 1999 in a variety of senior roles, including Senior Vice President, Network Operations and Engineering. Additionally, he held management roles at Bell Atlantic in operations, carrier sales and marketing.

Mr. Udell holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Udell completed the Advanced Technology Innovations Program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

He currently serves on the USTelecom Board, where he also served as Chairman. Mr. Udell was the former chairman of the Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance. He has served on the Greater Conroe Economic Development Council and on The John Cooper School Board of Trustees.

Board Diversity Matrix

(as of March 25, 2022)

Total Number of Directors

8

Female

Male

Non-Binary

Did Not Disclose Gender

Part I: Gender Identity

Directors

2

6

-

-

Part II: Demographic Background

African American or Black

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-

-

-

Alaskan Native or Native American

-

-

-

-

Asian

-

-

-

-

Hispanic or Latinx

1

-

-

-

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

-

-

-

-

White

1

6

-

-

Two or More Races or Ethnicities

-

-

-

-

LGBTQ+

-

Did Not Disclose Demographic Background

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