Board of Directors

R. Gerard Salemme

 

Mr. Salemme has served as a consultant to the Company since February 2015, and as a member of the Board of Directors since June 2010. He also served as a director from 2002 to 2008.  Mr. Salemme was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of the Company from March 2011 to February 2015.  Mr. Salemme has also served on the Board of Directors of EarthLink, Inc., a leading IT services and communications provider, since October 2013 and is a Partner in Eagle River Partners, LLC, a private investment firm.  He has over 30 years of experience in business and government, having served as Executive Vice President-Strategy, Policy and External Affairs of Clearwire Corporation, a broadband wireless service provider, from 2004 to 2010, and as Senior Vice President, External Affairs of XO Communications, Inc., a communications networks service provider formerly known as NEXTLINK Communications Inc. from 1997 to 2003.  Prior to joining XO Communications, Mr. Salemme held senior executive positions with AT&T Corporation and McCaw Cellular Communications Inc.  He also held the position of Senior Telecommunications Policy Analyst for the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance from 1987 to 1991 and served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts from 1976 to 1984.  Mr. Salemme earned a B.A. in Political Science and Economics and an M.A. in Economics from Boston College.