COMPTEL Elects New Board Members

Members of COMPTEL, the association that represents the competitive communications industry, have elected 12 companies to serve on the board of directors for the 2012-2014 term.

COMPTEL lobbies federal and state governments on behalf of competitive service providers, many of which sell through the indirect channel.

This week, the board re-elected Dale Schmick, chief strategy officer at YourTel America Inc., for his second term as chairman. Rochelle D. Jones, senior vice president at tw telecom inc., also was returns as vice chairman, and Jim Butman, group president at TDS, once again was chosen as treasurer.

Rounding out the Executive Committee are four at-large members: Matt Carter, president of Sprint Wholesale Solutions; Julia Strow, co-founder of Cbeyond Inc.; Deborah Ward, CEO of TSI; and Jerry Watts, vice president of government and industry affairs at EarthLink.

Companies elected to the board for the 2012-2014 term include:

Small Member Category

  • FatBeam LLC Gregory D. Green, President
  • Global Convergence Solutions Chris Birdsall, Executive Vice President of Global Sales
  • TeleQuality Communications Inc. Tim Koxlien, Founder and CEO

Medium Member Category

  • Alpheus Communications LLC Scott Widham, CEO
  • ANPI Zone Telecom Gene Chohon, Vice President of Sales and Market Development
  • FiberTower Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO
  • Granite Telecommunications LLC Sam Kline, Vice President – Strategic Initiatives
  • Tech Valley Communications Kevin OConnor, CEO and Co-Founder

Large Member Category

  • Cbeyond Inc. Julia Strow, Co-Founder
  • EarthLink Jerry Watts, Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs
  • Sprint Matt Carter, President, Sprint Wholesale Solutions
  • tw telecom inc. Rochelle D. Jones, Senior Vice President

The new board members will join those serving their 2011-2013 terms.


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