People: Windstream Holdings Inc (WIN.O)

WIN.O on Nasdaq

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Hinson

60 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Anthony Thomas

43 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Gunderman

42 2015 Chief Financial Officer

James Works

47 2014 President - Enterprise of Windstream

Joseph Harding

2015 Executive Vice President, Enterprise Chief Marketing Officer

John Fletcher

49 2006 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Matthew Dement

2015 Senior Vice President - Strategy, Corporate Development and Financial Planning & Analysis

Lewis Langston

2015 Chief Information Officer

John Eichler

43 2009 Vice President, Controller

Christie Grumbos

2015 Treasurer

Alan Wells

55 2010 Non-Executive Director

Carol Armitage

57 2007 Independent Director

Samuel Beall

64 2006 Independent Director

Judy Jones

71 2006 Independent Director

William LaPerch

59 2014 Independent Director

William Montgomery

66 2006 Independent Director

Michael Stoltz

64 2014 Independent Director

Mary Michaels

Director - Investor Relations and Capital Markets

Bradley Wolhuter

2015 Senior Analyst of Investor Relations and Capital Markets

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Hinson

Mr. Jeffrey T. Hinson is Independent Chairman of the Board of Windstream Holdings Inc., since May 1, 2013. Mr. Hinson has been the President of YouPlus Media LLC, a video content marketing firm, since 2009. From July 2007 to July 2009, Mr. Hinson served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Border Media Partners, LLC, a Hispanic-focused radio broadcasting company. Mr. Hinson previously served in a number of roles at Univision Communications Inc., a Spanish language media company, including as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from March 2004 to June 2005 and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Univision Radio, the radio division of Univision Communications, from September 2003 to March 2004. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Hinson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation, which was acquired by Univision Communications in 2003 and became Univision Radio. Since 2005, Mr. Hinson has been a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV), a global entertainment company that promotes live music events, operates music venues, sells tickets to entertainment and sporting events, and provides management services to music recording artists. Since 2007, he has also served as a director and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of TiVo, Inc., a provider of subscription-based DVR services and interactive video advertising, and is a director, Audit Committee member and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: ACRE), a specialty finance company focused on originating, investing in and managing middle-market commercial real estate loans and investments.

Anthony Thomas

Mr. Anthony W. Thomas, CPA., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Windstream Holdings, Inc & Windstream Corporation., February 1, 2015. Chief Financial Officer of Windstream from August 2013 to December 2014; Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Windstream from May 2012 to August 2013; Chief Financial Officer of Windstream from August 2009 to May 2012; Controller of Windstream from July 2006 to August 2009. He is no longer serves a Chief Financial Officer of Windstream Holdings, Inc. He has more than 20 years experience in the communications industry. He was instrumental in the development of Windstream’s REIT spinoff and has served as president of real estate investment trust operations at Windstream since October 2014. Thomas served as the chief financial officer for Windstream from August 2009 through September 2014. During his five-year tenure as CFO, Thomas played an integral role in Windstream's expansion by completing seven acquisitions totaling more than $5.6 billion in transaction value. In addition, Thomas has deep capital market expertise, having led almost $10 billion in debt transactions. Thomas joined Windstream as controller following the spinoff from Alltel Corp. He held a variety of financial and operational leadership roles at Alltel after joining the company when it merged with 360 Communications in 1998. Before entering the communications industry, he was a senior auditor with Ernst & Young in the telecom practice. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Wake Forest University and a bachelor's degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois.

Robert Gunderman

Mr. Robert E. Gunderman is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He was Treasurer of Windstream Holdings Inc. He was Interim Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of Windstream Holdings, Inc. & Windstream Corporation., effective Oct. 1, 2014. He was Senior Vice President - Financial Planning and Treasurer of Windstream from August 2013 to December 2014; Senior Vice President - Financial Planning and Treasury of Windstream from June 2012 to August 2013; Vice President - Financial Planning of Windstream from August 2008 to June 2012. He served in various management roles at Alltel including vice president of revenue accounting and revenue assurance, director of financial planning and director of mergers and acquisitions. He was a senior accountant with Deloitte and Touche LLP before entering the communications industry in 1996. Gunderman holds a degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas and is a certified public accountant. He serves on the board of directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas.

James Works

Mr. James David Works, Jr., is President - Enterprise of Windstream since December 12, 2014. he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Windstream from February 2012 to December 2014; Senior Vice President and President, Talent and Human Capital Services of Sears Holdings Corp. from September 2009 to January 2012.

Joseph Harding

Mr. Joseph Harding has been appointed as an Executive Vice President, Enterprise Chief Marketing Officer of the Company effective February 16, 2015. Harding has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He has served as chief marketing officer for Integra, a facilities-based telecom and cloud services provider, since September 2011. From 1998 to 2011, Harding held senior leadership positions at Level 3 in product development and management, customer experience strategy, business process management and e-commerce. Harding began his career at MCI Communications in 1993 as a marketing manager in the business markets division. Harding has a bachelor of science degree in business administration and finance from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

John Fletcher

Mr. John P. Fletcher is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Windstream Holdings Inc., since July 17, 2006.

Matthew Dement

Mr. Matthew Dement has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Strategy, Corporate Development and Financial Planning & Analysis of the Company effective February 2, 2015. Dement currently serves as a senior vice president in the communications and media group at Stephens Inc., a full-service independent investment bank. During his 10-year tenure at Stephens, Dement advised on dozens of transactions with a combined transaction value of more than $30 billion. He has spent significant time on both buy-side and sell-side assignments, as well as performed other strategic advisory work for both public and private companies. Dement received a bachelor of arts degree in business administration and economics from Rhodes College.

Lewis Langston

Mr. Lewis Langston has been appointed as Chief Information Officer of the Company effective February 2, 2015. Langston served as chief information officer at Allied Wireless Communications Corporation from 2009 to 2013. The company was acquired by AT&T in September 2013. He most recently was an executive telecommunications and technology consultant. Prior to joining Allied Wireless, Langston was executive vice president of process development and support at Alltel Corp. from 2003 to 2009. He also held a number of senior leadership roles at Alltel from 1998 to 2003 in financial services, operations support and IT service delivery. From 1984 to 1998, Langston held various programming and sales roles at Alltel Information Services. Langston holds a bachelor of business administration degree in business analysis from Texas A&M University.

John Eichler

Mr. John C. Eichler, CPA, is Vice President, Controller of Windstream Holdings Inc., since August 10, 2009. He served as Vice President of Internal Audit from July 2006 to August 2009.

Christie Grumbos

Ms. Christie Grumbos is Treasurer of the Company. Prior to joining Windstream, Christie served as a Division Finance Leader for Sam's Club Mexico. She has also served in various management roles at Wal-Mart including senior director of capital markets and senior director of international strategy. Grumbos holds a degree in business administration from Lees McRae College.

Alan Wells

Mr. Alan L. Wells is Non-Executive Director of Windstream Holdings Inc., since June 1, 2010. He is a founding partner of Financial Advisory Partners, LLC, which makes private equity investments and provides financial advisory services to mid-sized companies in the Midwest. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Iowa Telecommunication Services, Inc. (“Iowa Telecom”) (NYSE: IWA) from 2002 to 2010 and Chairman of its board of directors from 2004 to 2010. He joined Iowa Telecom in 1999 as President and Chief Operating Officer, and was appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer in 2002. Prior to joining Iowa Telecom, Mr. Wells was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company (MidAmerican) (NYSE: MEC), a Des Moines, Iowa-based electric and gas utility holding company, from 1997 until 1999. During the same period, Mr. Wells also served as President of MidAmerican’s non-regulated businesses. Mr. Wells held various executive and management positions with MidAmerican, its subsidiaries, and Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric, one of its predecessors, from 1993 through 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Wells was with Deloitte Consulting (previously Deloitte & Touche Consulting) and previously held various positions with the Public Utility Commission of Texas and Illinois Power Company.

Carol Armitage

Ms. Carol B. Armitage is Independent Director of Windstream Holdings Inc., since September 5, 2007. She serves as Chair of the Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Armitage has served as a telecommunications consultant since 1998. From 1995 to 1997 she served as Senior Vice President, Technology and Strategy at General Instrument. Prior to 1995 she held various management and engineering positions during sixteen years of service with Bell Laboratories and Network Systems (which later became Lucent). Since 2000, Ms. Armitage has served and held various leadership positions on the board of directors of SCALA, Inc., a provider of digital signage and advertising management solutions. From March 2010 to March 2012, Ms. Armitage served as Chairman of SCALA, Inc. From 2000 until February 2010, and again starting in March 2012, she served as Vice Chairman. From 2002 to 2004, Ms. Armitage served as Chairman of the Board and was on the Audit Committee of YDI Wireless (now known as Proxim Wireless Corporation), then a public company engaged in the development and provision of wireless fiber technologies.

Samuel Beall

Mr. Samuel E. Beall, III, is Independent Director of Windstream Holdings Inc., since November 7, 2006. He serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Beall is a principal in Beall Investments LLC, a private investment company. Mr. Beall served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ruby Tuesday, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed company that owns and operates casual dining restaurants under the Ruby Tuesday brand, from May 1995 to June 2012, and as President of Ruby Tuesday, Inc. from July 2004 until June 2012.

Judy Jones

Ms. Judy K. Jones is Independent Director of Windstream Holdings Inc., since July 17, 2006. Ms. Jones serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Governance Committee. She is currently a member of the board of directors of Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI) and of the Mind Research Network, a wholly-owned not-for-profit subsidiary of LRRI. She held various senior administrative positions at the University of New Mexico from 1988 to 2006, including Vice President for Advancement, Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives (Health Sciences Center) and Chief of Staff to the President of the University. She also held senior administrative positions with New Mexico state government and is a former management consultant serving public sector clients for a national accounting firm.

William LaPerch

Mr. William G. LaPerch is Independent Director of Windstream Holdings Inc. he is a member of the Compensation and Governance Committees. Mr. LaPerch has been President of LaPerch Consulting, LLC (a provider of consulting services to private equity firms) from September 2012 to the present. From 2003 to 2012, Mr. LaPerch served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of AboveNet, Inc. (formerly NYSE: ABVT), then a publicly traded provider of bandwidth infrastructure services, prior to which he served as Senior Vice President Operations at AboveNet. Prior to joining AboveNet, Mr. LaPerch served in executive management positions at Metromedia Fiber Network (a provider of metro fiber services) from 2000 to 2003, several leadership roles in the operations and engineering groups at MCI Worldcom, Inc. (a global communications company) from 1989 to 2000, and key operations and engineering positions at NYNEX Corporation (a regional telephone company) from 1982 to 1989. Mr. LaPerch is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), serving as a member of its Audit and Finance Committee and the chair of its Compensation Committee; a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR); and a member of the board of directors of several privately held network services companies.

William Montgomery

Mr. William A. Montgomery is Independent Director of Windstream Holdings Inc., since July 17, 2006. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Montgomery served as Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Montgomery has been a private investor since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, Mr. Montgomery was Chief Executive Officer of SA-SO Company, a company engaged in the distribution of municipal and traffic control products based in Dallas, Texas. Prior to 1989, Mr. Montgomery worked as a registered representative in the financial services industry and has over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently serving with Morgan Stanley in the Private Client Services group from 1985 to 1989. Mr. Montgomery previously served as a director of Hicks Acquisition Corp. I, Inc., a special purpose entity formed for the purpose of effecting a merger or other business combination with one or more businesses, from its inception in 2007 through the consummation of a business combination with Resolute Energy Corporation in 2009.

Michael Stoltz

Mr. Michael G. Stoltz is Independent Director of Windstream Holdings Inc., since September 2014. Mr. Stoltz currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee. He was an audit partner of Ernst & Young LLP (E&Y) from 2002 to 2014, primarily focusing on the communications, media and entertainment industries. He led E&Y’s Communications Advisory Services Group from 2002 until mid-2004, which focused on providing advisory services to communications companies. Prior to joining E&Y, Mr. Stoltz was a partner with Arthur Andersen where he provided audit, finance and specialize project services to clients in the energy, governmental and telecommunications sectors.

Mary Michaels

Bradley Wolhuter

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