C. Robert Udell Jr.

President, CEO and Director

C. Robert Udell Jr. is the President and CEO of Consolidated Communications, Inc. (CCI). Prior to being named CEO in 2014, Mr. Udell served as CCI’s President and COO and as senior vice president upon joining the Company in April 2004.

Mr. 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.

Mr. Udell serves on the US Telecom Board of Directors and formerly served as Chairman of the Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance. He serves on the boards of the Greater Conroe Economic Development Council and The John Cooper School Board of Trustees.

Mr. Udell received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, his MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh and completed the Advanced Technology Innovations Program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.