Dedicated to Service
Members of our Board of Directors are dedicated to serving the interests of our shareholders. Their selection is based on a wide array of achievement with particular emphasis on their executive, financial-management and operational expertise, knowledge of innovative technologies, and cumulative education and business experience.
Board members are actively involved in the oversight of the risks inherent in the operation of our Company's lines of business and implementation of its business plans. The Board reviews the operation of the business, assessing the risks associated with the Company's business plans periodically throughout the year as part of its continuing consideration of the tactical performance against this business plan.
Edward J. (Ned) Hayes, Jr.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Peter D. Aquino
Peter D. Aquino is President and Chief Executive Officer of Internap Corporation (INAP) and also serves as a member of INAP’s Board of Directors. He is a veteran of the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) industries, with a track record of successfully guiding major expansion efforts, turnarounds and strategic partnerships and transactions at both public and private companies.
Prior to assuming his role at INAP, Mr. Aquino served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and later as Executive Chairman, of Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated from 2010 until 2013. Under his leadership, PTGi grew into an integrated telecommunications company serving consumer and business customers with voice, data, high-capacity fiber and data center services globally. Prior to this, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of RCN Corporation from 2004 until 2010 where he built the company into an all-digital HDTV cable multiple system operator and created an advanced fiber-based commercial network through organic and acquisition strategies.
He is also the founder of Broad Valley Capital, LLC, where he provided consulting services and capital to improve companies’ business operations, productivity and asset value. He began his career at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) in 1983. Mr. Aquino recently served on the board of directors of Lumos Networks (Nasdaq: LMOS) and FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), prior to both being sold in 2017.
Mr. Aquino holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Montclair State University and an M.B.A. from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Wayne Barr, Jr.
Margaret (Margie) L. Brown
David W. Karp
Director, Chair of Corporate Governance Committee
Peter D. Ley
Director, Chair of Audit Committee
Robert M. Pons
Brian A. Ross
Director, Chair of Compensation & Personnel Committee
Anand Vadapalli serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Alaska Communications, Alaska’s premier broadband and IT managed services provider. Mr. Vadapalli joined Alaska Communications in August 2006, and served in several leadership roles including Chief Operating Officer, before taking his current role as CEO in February 2011. He is leading Alaska Communications through a period of intense competitive and regulatory change, positioning the company for long-term shareholder value creation.
Vadapalli is active in the community, having previously chaired the United Way Workplace Campaign Committee and has served on the Board of Trustees at the University of Alaska Foundation and the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation board.
Vadapalli currently serves on the Board of Directors of Premera Blue Cross, a leading health insurance provider in the Pacific Northwest, headquartered in Seattle, Wash.
Vadapalli has worked in the telecom sector for the last 17 years, including previous technology and business executive positions at Valor Telecom, Network Telephone Corporation and Broadwing/Cincinnati Bell. Prior to his work in the telecom sector in the United States, he worked in India for five years in manufacturing and consulting. Vadapalli holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, as well as a Post Graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, India.