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COMPTEL Elects 2005-2006 Board of Directors

COMPTEL members yesterday elected their 2005-2006 Board of Directors at the annual membership meeting. The full board will meet this morning and select the new chairman, vice chairman, vice chairman-treasurer and executive committee.  Nine board members were elected in each category: Large Member (companies with annual revenues over $300 million), Medium Member (annual revenues of $25 million to $300 million), and Small Member (annual revenues of under $25 million).


Of the 27 directors elected, 14 will serve one-year terms, and 13 will serve two-year terms. The new board members drew lots after the election to determine the length of their term.


New COMPTEL Board members are:  


Large Company


Broadwing Communications, Scott Widham, President, Sales & Marketing


Covad Communications, Susan Jin Davis, Vice President, Government & External Affairs


IDT Corp., James Courter, CEO & Vice Chairman


ITC^DeltaCom, Jerry Watts, Vice President, Government & Industry Affairs


Level 3 Communications Inc., Cindy Z. Schonhaut, Director Federal Regulatory Affairs


NuVox, Jim Akerhielm, CEO


PAETEC Communications, Joe Ambersley, President, PAETEC South


US LEC Corp., Aaron Cowell, President & CEO


XO Communications, Carl Grivner, CEO

Medium Company


Cbeyond Communications,  Jim Geiger, CEO


Eschelon Telecom Inc., Russ Merbeth, Federal Counsel


Lightyear Network Solutions, Sherman Henderson, President & CEO


Looking Glass Networks Inc., Lynn Refer, CEO


New Edge Networks, Penny Bewick, Vice President, External Affairs


Pac-West Telecomm Inc., John Sumpter, Vice President, Regulatory


RCN Corp., Pete Aquino, President & CEO


TDS METROCOM, Jim Butman, President, CLEC Operations


Xspedius Communications, Jim Falvey, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs 

Small Company


Alliance Group Services Inc., Tom Coughlin, Chairman


Arrival Communications, Tony Distefano, CEO


CIMCO Communications, Bill Capraro, President & CEO


Homisco, Ron Contrado, President & CEO


PPL Telcom LLC, David Kelley, President


Remi Communications, David J. Malfara Sr., President & CEO


USCarrier Telecom LLC, Phil Forbes, Executive Vice President & CTO


VCOM Solutions Inc., Gary Storm, President, CEO & Founder


Vox Communications Corp., Ron Harden, Executive Vice President


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