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Dycom Industries Inc (DY)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Steven Nielsen

52 1999 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Hary DeFerrari

46 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Timothy Estes

61 2001 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Rebecca Brightly Roach

40 2015 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Richard Vilsoet

62 2009 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Kimberly Dickens

53 2014 Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Eitan Gertelas

2016 Director

Anders Gustafsson

55 2013 Director

Laurie Thomsen

58 2015 Director

Thomas Baxter

68 2005 Independent Director

Charles Coe

67 2005 Independent Director

Stephen Coley

70 2003 Independent Director

Dwight Duke

63 2011 Independent Director

Patricia Higgins

66 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Steven Nielsen

Mr. Steven E. Nielsen is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Dycom Industries, Inc. Mr. Nielsen has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since March 1999; President and Chief Operating Officer from August 1996 to March 1999; and Vice President from February 1996 to August 1996. Mr. Nielsen was a director of SBA Communications Corporation from 2001 to 2009. Mr. Nielsen’s service as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and in other leadership roles within the Company allows Mr. Nielsen to bring to the Board of Directors a deep insight into the operations, challenges and complex issues facing the Company itself and the Company’s industry in general.

Hary DeFerrari

Mr. H. Andrew DeFerrari is the Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Dycom Industries, Inc., since April 4, 2008. Prior to that, Mr. DeFerrari was the Company's Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since November 2005 and was the Company's Financial Controller from July 2004 through November 2005. Mr. DeFerrari was previously a senior audit manager with Ernst & Young Americas, LLC.

Timothy Estes

Mr. Timothy R. Estes is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Dycom Industries, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Estes was the President of Ansco & Associates, Inc., one of the Company’s subsidiaries, from 1997 until 2001 and Vice President from 1994 until 1997.

Rebecca Brightly Roach

Ms. Rebecca Brightly Roach is Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Dycom Industries, Inc. Ms. Brightly Roach joined the Company in January 2005 as Manager of SEC Reporting and has served as Director of Financial Reporting since 2010. Ms. Brightly Roach is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 15 years of experience in accounting and financial reporting. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting degrees from the University of Central Florida.

Richard Vilsoet

Mr. Richard B. Vilsoet is Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Dycom Industries, Inc. Richard B. Vilsoet has been the Company's General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since June 2005 and Vice President since November 2005. Before joining the Company, Mr. Vilsoet was a partner with Shearman & Sterling LLP. Mr. Vilsoet was with Shearman & Sterling LLP for over 15 years.

Kimberly Dickens

Ms. Kimberly L. Dickens is Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company. Before joining the Company, Ms. Dickens was the Vice President, Global Human Resources of Cooper Standard Automotive, Inc. from 2008 to 2013. Prior to this, she held a similar position at Federal Signal Corporation from 2004 to 2008 and spent over fifteen years in a variety of human resources leadership roles at Borg Warner Corporation.

Eitan Gertelas

Mr. Eitan Gertelas is Director of the company. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Finisar Corporation from 2008 to 2015 as a result of the completion of the merger between Finisar and Optium Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Gertel served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Optium from 2004 to 2008 and as the President and a director of Optium from 2001 to 2004. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Gertel served as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the former transmission systems division of JDS Uniphase Corporation, a provider of broadband test and management solutions and optical products. In connection with Mr. Gertel's appointment, Dycom's Board of Directors approved a resolution to increase the number of board members from eight to nine.

Anders Gustafsson

Mr. Anders Gustafsson is Director of the Company. Mr. Gustafsson has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Zebra Technologies Corporation since 2007. From 2004 until 2007, Mr. Gustafsson served as Chief Executive Officer of Spirent Communications plc, a publicly-traded telecommunications company. From 2000 until 2004, Mr. Gustafsson was Senior Executive Vice President, Global Business Operations, of Tellabs, Inc., a communications networking company, having previously served as President, Tellabs International, as well as President, Global Sales, and Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gustafsson held executive positions with Motorola, Inc. and Network Equipment Technologies, Inc.

Laurie Thomsen

Ms. Laurie J. Thomsen is Director of the Company. Ms. Thomsen served as an Executive Partner of New Profit, Inc., a venture philanthropy firm, from 2006 to 2010, and she served on its board from 2001 to 2006. Prior to that, from 1995 to 2004, she was a co-founder, General Partner and Retiring General Partner of Prism Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in healthcare and technology companies. From 1984 until 1995, she worked at the venture capital firm Harbourvest Partners in Boston. In connection with Ms. Thomsen’s appointment, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a resolution to increase the number of board members from seven to eight. The appointment, effective May 19, 2015, is for a term extending until the Company’s next Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Ms. Thomsen currently serves on the Boards of Directors of The Travelers Company, Inc. and MFS Mutual Funds.

Thomas Baxter

Mr. Thomas G. Baxter is no longer Independent Director of Dycom Industries, Inc., with effect from November 22, 2016. From October 2001 until his retirement in January 2005, Mr. Baxter was President of Time Warner Cable, a division of Time Warner Inc. Prior to this time, Mr. Baxter held various executive-level positions at a number of companies in the cable television industry, including Comcast Cable Communications, Inc., a division of the Comcast Corporation (serving as President from 1989 to 1998), Warner Communications, Inc. and Cablevision, where he was responsible for operations, strategy and financial matters.

Charles Coe

Mr. Charles B. Coe is an Independent Director of Dycom Industries, Inc. Mr. Coe, a 28-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, held various managerial and senior executive positions with Bellsouth Telecommunications, including President of BellSouth Network Services at the time of his retirement in 2001. Mr. Coe held various senior-level management positions at BellSouth with responsibility for, among other things, engineering and operations, including the allocation of corporate resources and investment performance. Mr. Coe is currently a director of Internap Network Services Corporation and Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company. Mr. Coe has extensive executive-level experience in the telecommunications industry, including experience in business leadership, engineering and operations. In addition to his operational knowledge and as a result of a variety of management positions held, Mr. Coe brings to the Board of Directors a knowledge of financial controls and accounting, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Stephen Coley

Mr. Stephen C. Coley is an Independent Director of Dycom Industries, Inc. Mr. Coley is a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, Inc. Mr. Coley was a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company, Inc. from July 1975 to his retirement in January 2004. During this period, Mr. Coley led a wide variety of business strategy and organization efforts, principally serving technology and basic industrial clients. Mr. Coley also led McKinsey’s corporate growth practice. Mr. Coley currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

Dwight Duke

Mr. Dwight B. Duke is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Duke served as Senior Vice President, Business Operations, Service Provider Video Technology Group of Cisco Systems, Inc. from 2005 until his retirement in 2012. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Duke was Senior Corporate Vice President/President of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. and President of its Transmission Networks Systems business. During this period, Mr. Duke was a member of Scientific-Atlanta’s corporate management and corporate operating committees which developed and implemented corporate strategy. Prior to 1998, Mr. Duke was Vice President of the Network Systems Group of Scientific-Atlanta and responsible for that company’s digital video system business.

Patricia Higgins

Ms. Patricia L. Higgins is an Independent Director of Dycom Industries, Inc. Ms. Higgins was President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Switch & Data Facilities Company, Inc., a provider of neutral interconnection and colocation services, from September 2000 to her retirement in February 2004. Prior to that, Ms. Higgins served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Research Board, a consulting and research services company for information technology, from May 1999 to August 2000. Prior to 1999, Ms. Higgins also served as Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Alcoa Inc. and also held senior management positions at UNISYS Corporation, Verizon (NYNEX) and AT&T Inc. Ms. Higgins was a director at Visteon Corporation from 2004 to 2010, Delta Air Lines, Inc. from 2005 to 2007 and SpectraSite Communications, Inc. from 2004 to 2005, and is currently a director of Barnes & Noble, Inc., Internap Network Services Corporation and The Travelers Companies, Inc. Ms. Higgins held senior executive-level positions in telecommunications, computing and information technology. Ms. Higgins has also had extensive board experience as a director of numerous public companies, including serving as lead director and as a member of a number of audit committees, compensation committees, governance committees and a finance committee.