People: USA Mobility Inc (USMO.OQ)
Mr. Samme L. Thompson is Independent Director of USA Mobility, Inc. He is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Audit Committee. Prior to the merger of Metrocall and Arch, Mr. Thompson had been a director of Arch since 2002. Mr. Thompson currently serves on the Boards of the following non-profit organizations: the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Knapp Entrepreneurial Center, Sheriff Meadow Conservation Trust, and the Partnership for Connected Illinois, Inc. Mr. Thompson is the owner and president of Telit Associates, Inc., a financial and strategic consulting firm. He joined Motorola, Inc. as Vice President of Corporate Strategy in July 1999 and retired from Motorola, Inc. as Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Strategy and Corporate Business Development in March 2002. From June 2004 until August 2005, Mr. Thompson was a member of the Board of SpectraSite, Inc., which was the landlord of a small percentage of transmission tower sites used by Company. Since August 2005, he has been a member of the Board of American Tower Corporation (“ATC”) (which merged with SpectraSite, Inc.), a landlord of a substantial percentage of transmission tower sites used by Company. Due to his relationships with SpectraSite, Inc. and ATC, Mr. Thompson has recused himself from any decision by the Board on matters relating to SpectraSite, Inc., and has and will continue to recuse himself from any decision by the Board on matters relating to ATC (since the merger with SpectraSite, Inc.). Mr. Thompson has been involved with the paging industry as a director since 2002 and a director of the Company since November 2004. Mr. Thompson has an understanding of operations, strategies, financial outlook and ongoing challenges. In addition, Mr. Thompson has past experience in corporate strategic and business development that can be applied to current operations. Mr. Thompson has the requisite qualifications to continue as a director.
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