ADTRAN

Corporate Governance

Management Team

Tom Stanton was named ADTRAN’s Chief Executive Officer in September 2005 and named Chairman of the Board in 2007. Tom joined ADTRAN in 1995 as Vice President of Marketing for the Carrier Networks (CN) Division. Since that time, he has held a number of senior management positions within the company including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the CN Division. Prior to joining ADTRAN, he served as Vice President of Marketing and Engineering at Transcrypt International and held several senior management positions with E. F. Johnson Company.

Tom has served on the board of directors for a number of technology companies and is a past chairman of the board for both the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Birmingham Branch and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). He currently serves on the board for both the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) and BancorpSouth. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Auburn University.

As Senior Vice President of Global Operations, Mike is responsible for all manufacturing, supply chain and logistics functions, as well as ADTRAN's corporate IT, facilities and real estate functions. He has more than 30 years of industry experience, including serving as Senior Vice President of Global Operations for Somera Communications as well as several executive positions within Lucent Technologies and AT&T. His responsibilities have included managing global production, logistics, customer service, business services, information technology, supply chain planning and procurement.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio University, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and a Master of Science degree in Management from Stanford University.

As Senior Vice President of Sales, John is responsible for all global sales functions across the company. John joined ADTRAN in 2016 as Head of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development. His role later expanded to include EMEA and APAC Sales.

John has a wealth of experience account strategy and executive sales experience working with the world’s largest service providers, leading cable operators and innovative rural carriers. Prior to joining ADTRAN, Neville served in executive management at Ericsson, as well as leadership roles at Nortel, Honeywell-Bull/Cox Cable, Bell Atlantic and NYNEX. He also serves on the commercial advisory board for ICOMM.

John holds a Bachelor of business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University. He was also a member of the Columbia University (New York) advanced telecommunications executive program and the University of Virginia executive program in business management, marketing, and related support services.

As Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Eduard is responsible for all of ADTRAN's design and development resources and processes around the world. Eduard has previously served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, for ADTRAN's international markets where he was responsible for business in the EMEA and APAC region and day-to-day operations of ADTRAN GmbH and ADTRAN International. He also previously served as the managing Director of ADTRAN GmbH, where he was responsible for business in the EMEA region as well as the day-to-day operations of ADTRAN GmbH.

He joined ADTRAN in May 2012 following ADTRAN's acquisition of NSN's (Nokia Siemens Network's) Broadband Access Business. Prior to joining ADTRAN, Eduard was Head of Broadband Access for NSM and held several senior management roles at NSN and Siemens. Eduard holds a Master of Science degree and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication from the Technical University, Vienna, Austria.

Roger has more than 20 years' experience leading financial organizations at large multi-national public companies. Prior to joining ADTRAN, he served as CFO, treasurer and principal accounting officer at Steel Technologies LLC, a publicly held company prior to its becoming a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Nucor Corporation. During his career, he has held financial leadership positions in a wide range of industries at large and midsize international companies in the manufacturing, consumer goods and business services markets.

Roger holds a MBA from the Terry Graduate School of Business at the University of Georgia and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Auburn University. He is a certified public accountant and chartered financial analyst.

As Senior Vice President of Technology and Strategy, Jay is responsible for developing the strategy, portfolio and direction for the company’s global business to enable the delivery of customer solutions and market leadership into target market segments and the global customer base. Jay joined ADTRAN in 1998 and most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of ADTRAN’s Carrier Networks Division. He has played a key role in the development and introduction of several ADTRAN product lines that are widely deployed by telecommunications carriers.

Prior to joining ADTRAN, Jay served in a number of management roles for Wyle Laboratories. While there, his responsibilities included sales, marketing and engineering management for Wyle’s testing and engineering services to the telecommunications, aerospace/defense and nuclear equipment qualification industries. Jay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Board of Directors

Tom Stanton is Chairman and CEO of ADTRAN, Inc., one of the world’s most successful telecommunications companies. He assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2005 and Chairman of the Board in 2007. Prior to joining ADTRAN, he served as an executive for Transcrypt International and held several senior management positions with E. F. Johnson Company. Tom has served on the board of directors for a number of technology companies and is a past chairman of the board for both the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Birmingham Branch and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). He currently serves on the board for both the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) and BancorpSouth. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Auburn University.

H. Fenwick Huss serves as the Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. He served as the Dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University from 2004 to 2014. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he was Associate Dean from 1998 to 2004 and Director of the School of Accountancy at Georgia State from 1996 to 1998. He has been a member of the School of Accountancy faculty since 1989. In addition, he served on the faculty of the University of Maryland as an assistant professor from 1983 to 1989, and is a visiting professor at the Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. Dr. Huss has been a member of the Board since October 2002.

William L. Marks served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Whitney Holding Corp., the holding company for Whitney National Bank of New Orleans, from 1990 to his retirement in March 2008. He served in various executive and management capacities with AmSouth Bank, N.A. from 1984 to 1990. He currently serves as a director of CLECO Corporation and CLECO Power, LLC. Mr. Marks has served as a member of the Board since 1993.

Anthony J. (Tony) Melone has 32 years of Telecommunications experience, including operations and engineering positions of increasing responsibility. He served as Executive Vice President of Verizon Communications Inc. since 2010 and served as its Chief Technology Officer from 2010 to 2014 where he was responsible for Verizon Communications’ Global Technology Roadmap. Over his 32 year career with Verizon and its predecessor, Bell Atlantic, he also has served as Vice President of Network Operations and Staff Vice President of Network Planning and Administration. Since 2008, he has served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Rural Cellular Corporation. Mr. Melone received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Science degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the board in 2016 and also serves on the board of directors for Crown Castle International Corporation.

Balan Nair is currently president and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Latin America. Liberty Latin America is an integrated telecommunications company, focused on the Caribbean Islands and Latin America.
He has been a part of the Liberty family of companies since 2007, when he joined Liberty Global as its Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer.
Prior to joining Liberty Global, Balan served as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President for AOL LLC, a global web services company, from 2006. Prior to his role at AOL LLC, he spent more than 12 years at Qwest Communications International Inc., most recently as Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Nair has been a member of the Board since 2007.

Roy J. Nichols served as Chairman of the Board of Torch Concepts, Inc., from September 2000 to December 2005. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Technical Officer of Nichols Research Corporation, from 1976 until its merger with Computer Sciences Corporation in November 1999. He has served as a member of the Board for both Applied Genomics, Inc. and the Hudson Alpha Institute of Biotechnology. Mr. Nichols has served as a director since 1994. He currently serves as director emeritus.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Rice has more than 20 years of legal, risk and compliance experience. From 2014 to 2017 she served as the EVP and chief risk and compliance officer for Target and a member of its executive team. She was responsible for the centralized oversight of enterprise risk management, compliance and ethics, vendor management, food safety and corporate security. She led a team focused on evolving and enhancing enterprise risk and compliance standards to protect Target and its stakeholders, including guests, team members and vendors. Prior to her work at Target, she held many senior legal positions, most recently serving as chief compliance officer for a major global automotive manufacturer where she led a global team of lawyers and compliance professionals to develop programs focused on global compliance. Ms. Rice graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Law Review. She obtained her undergraduate degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University. Ms. Rice joined the board in 2016.

Kathryn Walker has more than 30 years of experience in the communications industry. Since 2009, she has served as a managing director for OpenAir Equity Partners, a venture capital firm focusing on the wireless, communications and mobile Internet sectors. Prior to joining OpenAir, she worked in a variety of roles at various subsidiaries of Sprint Corporation from 1985 to 2009, culminating in the position of Chief Information and Chief Network Officer at Sprint Nextel Corporation. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for SmartHome Ventures, on the Council of Trustees at South Dakota State University and as a member of the Board of Trustees at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Ms. Walker received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1981 from South Dakota State University and a Master of Science degree in engineering management in 1982 from Missouri University of Science and Technology. Mrs. Walker has served as a board member since 2014.

Gregory McCray is an experienced executive with 30 years of business, marketing, sales, engineering, operations, M&A, management and international experience in the communications technology industry. Mr. McCray is the CEO of FDH, an engineering and science company that monitors, inspects, designs, and performs structural analysis for infrastructure assets utilizing wireless monitoring devices and patented non-destructive testing techniques. During his career, Mr. McCray has served in management and executive roles including CEO of Access/Google Fiber, CEO of Aero Communications Inc., which provides installation, services, and support to the communications industry; and CEO of Antenova, a developer of antennas and radio frequency modules for mobile devices; and Chairman and CEO of PipingHot Networks, which brought broadband fixed wireless access equipment to market. Other roles include Senior Vice president of customer operations at Lucent Technologies where he managed the Customer Technical Operations Group for Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and a member of the board of directors at CenturyLink, Inc., the third largest network operator in America, where he was chairman of the Cyber Security & Risk Committee.Mr. McCray holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, an M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Purdue University. He has also completed executive business programs at the University of Illinois, Harvard, and INSEAD.

Committee Composition

Charters & Governance Documents

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