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
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.