Leroy T. Barnes, Jr. joined the Board of Directors of Frontier Communications Corporation in May 2005. He also serves as a Director of The McClatchy Company, Herbalife Ltd., Principal Funds, Inc., and Principal Variable Contracts, Inc.
In 2005, Mr. Barnes retired as Vice President and Treasurer of PG&E Corporation. From 2001 to 2005, he oversaw all financing, financial planning, risk management, cash management and pension fund operations. In 2004, he led the largest-ever U.S. utility financing, PG&E's landmark $7 billion debt financing in connection with its Plan of Reorganization.
Prior to 2001, Mr. Barnes was Vice President and Treasurer of Gap, Inc., the international clothing retailer, where he was responsible for all of the company's financing, cash management, international finance, investor relations and risk management. While at Gap, Inc., he led the company's first major public debt issuance and managed its $1 billion common stock repurchase program.
Before joining Gap, Inc., Mr. Barnes held a number of executive positions at Pacific Telesis Group/SBC Communications, including Assistant Treasurer, Division General Manager, and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PacTel Corporation. He was a principal in engineering the company's spin-off of AirTouch, Inc., as well as the sale of Pacific Telesis to SBC Communications. His experience also includes positions at UC Press, where he was Chief Financial Officer, and Touche, Ross & Co., where he was a Management Consultant.
Mr. Barnes earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Stanford Business School, where he was a Rockefeller Foundation Finance and Management Fellow.
Peter C.B. Bynoe joined the Board of Directors of Frontier Communications Corporation in October 2007. He is a senior counsel in the Chicago office of the international law firm DLA Piper, where he previously was a senior partner and served on its Executive Committee. He was named by Fortune magazine to the Fortune Diversity 2005 list of the most influential African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans in business, sports, politics, academia, and the arts. Mr. Bynoe was designated an Illinois "Super Lawyer" in 2005 and 2006, the result of research projects conducted jointly by Law & Politics and Chicago magazines.
Mr. Bynoe received his Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum laude, from Harvard College. He earned his Masters in Business Administration with a finance and marketing emphasis at Harvard Business School. He received his Juris Doctor with a focus on corporate planning and regulation from Harvard Law School. Mr. Bynoe is admitted to the practice of law before the Illinois State Bar. Mr. Bynoe is also Chairman of Telemat Ltd., a business consulting firm that he founded in 1982. From March 1988 to June 1992, he served as the Executive Director of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, a joint venture of the City of Chicago and State of Illinois created to develop a new Comiskey Park for the Chicago White Sox. Mr. Bynoe was responsible for all aspects of planning and executing the development of this $250 million project. The facility was completed on time and several million dollars under budget.
Additionally, Mr. Bynoe was Managing General Partner of the National Basketball Association's Denver Nuggets. He planned, organized, and executed the $65 million acquisition of the Nuggets in November 1989. After overseeing the complete reorganization of the team on and off the court, Mr. Bynoe sold his interest in the franchise in August 1992.
Mr. Bynoe also served as a consultant to the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority and the Atlanta Committee to Organize the Olympic Games in preparation for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Mr. Bynoe headed DLA Piper's Sports Facilities Practice Group and negotiated new stadium/arena deals for the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals, the Miami Heat, the Washington Redskins, the Milwaukee Brewers, and the Columbus Blue Jackets. His law practice is focused upon the development and financing of major infrastructure projects nationwide. Mr. Bynoe also represents institutional clients such as The Boeing Company, Sara Lee Corporation and CNA Insurance.
Mr. Bynoe is currently a Director of the Covanta Energy Corporation and was a Director of Rewards Network, Inc. from 2003 to 2008. His civic service includes more than 20 years of public service, chairing the Chicago Commission Landmarks, the Chicago Plan Commission, and the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority. Mr. Bynoe is a Life Trustee of the Goodman Theatre, a Trustee of the Rush University Medical Center, and a Director of The CORE Center for the Prevention, Care and Research of Infectious Diseases. Mr. Bynoe was a member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers from October 1992 to June 2001.
Jeri B. Finard joined the Board of Directors of Frontier Communications Corporation in December 2005. She has served as President NA of Godiva Chocolatier since August 2012. Previously, she held the position of Global Brand President of Avon Products from December 2008 to January 2012. Prior to Avon, Ms. Finard was an executive of Kraft Foods, where she spent over twenty years, serving in Division President roles of complex portfolios and as Executive Vice President and Global Marketing Officer.
Ms. Finard joined General Foods Corporation (later merged with Kraft, Inc.) in 1986 as an Assistant Product Manager. She advanced through increasingly complex business assignments, and, in 1998, was named President and General Manager of Callard & Bowser, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kraft Foods. In 2000, Ms. Finard was named General Manager of Kraft's Desserts Division. She later led the Coffee and Beverages Division, prior to being appointed Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer.
Ms. Finard earned a B.A. in politics from Brandeis University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. She also sits on the board of Seventh Generation, a private company offering sustainable household and personal care products.
Edward Fraioli joined the Board of Directors of Frontier Communications Corporation in July 2010. Currently a business consultant, he retired from Ernst & Young LLP, a public accounting firm, in July 2010 where he was a partner since 1984. He served as Professional Practice Director for Ernst & Young's Private Equity practice since 2008, and was responsible for support of engagement teams on accounting and auditing matters. From 2005 through 2008, Mr. Fraioli served as Ernst & Young's Global Vice Chairman for Independence matters within Global Quality and Risk Management, responsible for the Ernst & Young's global independence organization. Prior to 2005, he served as lead audit partner on a number of public and global companies. Mr. Fraioli was with Ernst & Young for more than 35 years.
Mr. Fraioli received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Business Administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
James S. Kahan joined the Board of Directors of Frontier Communications Corporation in May 2011. He has been a Director of Amdocs Limited since April 1998 and Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. since September 2007, as well as two private companies, Media Rights Capital and Catch Media.
Mr. Kahan served as Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at AT&T Inc. (formerly, SBC Communications Inc.) from July 1993 to June 2007, where he was responsible for all domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and venture capital investments for SBC (which acquired AT&T and changed its name) and its subsidiaries. Mr. Kahan moved to SBC's corporate development organization in 1985 and played an important role in the acquisition of Metromedia's paging and cellular markets and the acquisition of other cellular properties. In 1988, he became Managing Director of Corporate Development at SBC, overseeing mergers and acquisitions and international business development activity. In 1992, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and from 1993 to 1995 he also assumed the additional responsibilities of strategic planning and marketing and development of long-term business growth strategies.
Under Mr. Kahan's leadership of Corporate Development, SBC quadrupled in size due to its acquisition of Pacific Telesis in 1997, Southern New England Telecom in 1998, Ameritech in 1999 and a joint venture investment with France Telecom and Grupo Carso in Telefonos de Mexico in 1990. Mr. Kahan was instrumental in forging a transaction with BellSouth to create Cingular Wireless in 2000. He also orchestrated joint ventures with Yahoo! and Echostar (owner of the DISH Network) to solidify SBC's position in the broadband and video entertainment markets, as well as numerous other international investments and acquisitions.
Mr. Kahan began his telecommunications career in 1969 as an engineer with Western Electric in Greensboro, North Carolina and subsequently moved to Bell Laboratories in Piscataway, N.J., in 1972, South Central Bell in Birmingham, Ala., in 1975; and AT&T in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, in 1981. He joined Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1983 and moved to the parent company, SBC Communication, Inc. in 1984.
He received a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1969 and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro in 1972.
Pamela D. Reeve joined the Board of Directors in 2010. She has been a director of American Tower Corporation since March 2002 and serves as the Lead Director and a member of the compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees of the American Tower board. From November 1989 to August 2004, Ms. Reeve was a director of Lightbridge, Inc., a global provider of mobile business software and technology solutions, offering products and services for the wireless telecommunications industry, where she held various executive positions, including President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Reeve served on the board of directors of LiveWire Mobile, Inc. from 1997 until November 2009.
Ms. Reeve received a B.A. from the University of Georgia an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Virginia P. Ruesterholz joined the Board of Directors of Frontier Communications Corporation in August 2013. She also serves as a Director of Stevens Institute of Technology and The Hartford.
In July 2012, Ms. Ruesterholz retired as Executive Vice President of Verizon Communications where she was responsible for overseeing key strategic initiatives. She previously served as President of Verizon Services Operations, a global business unit that operates Verizon’s wireline networks and shared service operations.
Earlier, as President of Verizon Telecom, Ms. Ruesterholz was responsible for sales, customer service, operations and IT for domestic consumer, general business and wholesale markets and drove the rollout of FiOS. As President of Verizon Partner Solutions, she oversaw the company’s wholesale customers and enterprise business accounts. Other senior positions held by Ms. Ruesterholz include President of Verizon Wholesale Markets and roles in regional operations and operations assurance.
A graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Ms. Ruesterholz earned a Master’s of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now the Polytechnic Institute of New York University). She received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and is currently Chairman of its Board of Trustees. She also serves on the Board of Directors for The Hartford, a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds.
Howard L. Schrott joined the Frontier Communications Corporation Board of Directors in July 2005. Since February 2006, Mr. Schrott has been a Principal in Schrott Consulting, a management consulting firm, for which he also serves as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Schrott is a former Director of Time Warner Telecom, Inc.
Mr. Schrott serves on the boards of directors or board of advisors of several private companies involved in media and technology, including Maverick Media, LLC, a radio broadcasting company, New Young Broadcasting Holding Company, Inc., an owner and operator of broadcast television stations, and Gannaway Web Holding, LLC, a company providing the technology that powers the websites of many broadcast television stations. He has previously served on the boards of Weather Central Holdings, Inc. and Wide Orbit, Inc. Mr. Schrott also serves as a trustee of Butler University.
Mr. Schrott was Chief Financial Officer of The Liberty Corporation, a group television broadcaster with 15 network-affiliated stations and other media investments, from 2001 to February 2006.
Prior to joining Liberty, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wink Communications (now a subsidiary of OpenTV Corp.), an interactive television company. For eight years he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Emmis Communications Corp., an owner and operator of radio and television stations and magazines.
Previously, Mr. Schrott was a Vice President in the media-lending group at First Union National Bank (now Wells Fargo). He practiced law in Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis, Indiana, specializing in matters before the Federal Communications Commission and media-related business issues.
He holds a B.S. cum laude from Butler University and a J.D. magna cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law.
Larraine D. Segil joined the Frontier Communications Corporation Board of Directors in March 2005. She is a senior research fellow at the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas, Austin; a member of the Price Center Entrepreneurs Board of Advisors for the UCLA Anderson School of Management; Chairman of The Committee of 200 Foundation and Vice Chairman of The Committee of 200 Governing Board; and a former member of the board of the Los Angeles Technology Alliance. From January 2009 to December 2010, Ms. Segil served on the board of the Strategic Alliances Advisory Group for the Tropical Diseases Research (TDR) Group of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
Ms. Segil has been Chief Executive Officer of Larraine Segil Inc. (formerly Larraine Segil Productions, Inc.) since 1987 and of Little Farm Company, an agricultural holding company, since 2009. From 2003 until December 2006, she was a Partner of Vantage Partners, a strategic alliances and conflict resolution consulting group. Ms. Segil was a Partner and Co-Founder of The Lared Group, a strategic alliances consulting group, until its acquisition by Vantage in 2003.
Ms. Segil has authored multiple business books including Intelligent Business Alliances, Fast Alliance, Dynamic Leader, Adaptive Organization and Measuring the Value of Partnering. Business Week and The Corporate Strategy Board have recognized Ms. Segil as an expert in alliances. She has been a commentator for CNN and CNBC on alliances, mergers and acquisitions.
Previously, Ms. Segil was Chief Executive Officer of an advanced materials company providing products and services to aerospace and electronics manufacturers. She has co-founded and run companies in mortgage banking and medical services, and previously practiced law. Ms. Segil received a J.D. from Southwestern University and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.
Mark Shapiro joined the Board of Directors of Frontier Communications Corporation in July 2010. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Dick Clark Productions since May 2010. Previously, he served as a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Six Flags, Inc., a theme park company, from December 2005 until May 2010. Prior to joining Six Flags, Mr. Shapiro spent 12 years at ESPN, Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President, Programming and Production and in various other capacities for both ESPN and ABC Sports. Mr. Shapiro has served as a Director of Live Nation, Inc. since November 2008, a trustee of Equity Residential since January 2010, a Director of Papa John's International, Inc. since February 2011 and a member of the Advisory Board of NeuMedia, Inc. since June 2011. He has also served as a Director of the Tribune Company since 2008.
Mr. Shapiro holds a B.A. from the University of Iowa.
Myron A. (Mike) Wick, III became a Director of Frontier Communications Corporation in March 2005. He is also Managing Director of Horizon Fuel Cell Technology, Inc. and Chairman of The Hoffman Institute and was Director General of Hola Television Group from September 2009 to January 2012.
Mr. Wick served as COO, CEO and Chairman of a variety of enterprises spanning aquaculture, biotech, education, television broadcasting and investment banking. He served as President and CEO of International Oceanographic Corporation in the early 1970s, followed by CEO posts for Cox Hobbies, Inc. and Werner Erhard and Associates, a network of companies offering educational courses in more than 34 cities in the United States and 18 cities around the globe.
In the mid-80s, Mr. Wick was COO of California Biotechnology, playing a major role in raising $64 million in a secondary public offering and later creating three joint ventures. In 1988 he co-founded the investment banking firm McGettigan, Wick & Co. Inc., which provides financial services to small private and public companies. Messrs. Wick and McGettigan formed Proactive Partners, L.P. in 1991, with Jon Gruber and Pat McBaine, a merchant banking fund, investing in and providing advisory services to "micro cap" public companies. In 1989, Mr. Wick co-founded CTC Media (formerly StoryFirst Communications), serving as Chairman of the Board from 1993 through 2003. CTC Media, a television broadcast company in Russia, is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market.
He received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from The Harvard Business School.
Maggie Wilderotter was named Chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications January 1, 2006. She joined the company November 1, 2004 as President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors. Before this, she was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft.
Previously, Mrs. Wilderotter was President and CEO of Wink Communications Inc., leading efforts to develop low-cost, end-to-end e-commerce systems. Before that, her positions included Executive Vice President of National Operations for AT&T Wireless Services Inc., Chief Executive Officer of AT&T's Aviation Communications Division and a Senior Vice President of McCaw Cellular Communications Inc.
Mrs. Wilderotter serves on the boards of Xerox Corporation and Procter & Gamble Company and on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations. In 2011, she was named to the Directorship 100, and is a member of the Board of Advisors of BoardroomIQ and the WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Global CEO Task Force, and The Committee of 200. Since 2009, FORTUNE magazine has included her in its ranking of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business.” In November 2011, The Financial Times named her as one of "The Top 50 Women in World Business." That same month she received "The Business Media Award" from the Women's Media Center. On April 24, 2012, B'nai B'rith International presented her with its "Distinguished Achievement Award."
On October 16, 2012, Mrs. Wilderotter was designated as Chair of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). The designation follows her service as Vice Chair from October of 2010 to 2012.
In December 2012, Mrs. Wilderotter was named a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with more than $7.3 trillion in annual revenues and nearly 16 million employees. She is also Secretary, Board of Directors of Catalyst, the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women and business.
Mrs. Wilderotter holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Holy Cross College.