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 Finance & CFO, Mike has responsibility for all financial aspects of the company’s operations as well as oversight responsibility for ADTRAN’s global facilities, human resources and legal teams. He has 35 years of experience in the information and communications technology industry, serving in a wide variety of roles in AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Somera Communications and ADTRAN. Mike has a broad background with responsibilities that have included managing global production, logistics, customer service, engineering, technical support, quality management, accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax and treasury, investor relations, information technology, supply chain planning, procurement, real estate, and network implementation. Mike’s career focus has been driven by long standing interests in systems engineering and financial strategies designed to drive business improvement.

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.

Ray Harris has over 30 years of expertise immersed in constructing, optimizing and leading enterprise information technology organizations. Leveraging his diverse technical background, Ray’s expertise combines ERP, networking, cloud, application design, operations, and cybersecurity knowledge to support the mission of ADTRAN.

As CIO, Ray leads ADTRAN’s global IT operations. A seasoned IT professional with almost 30 years’ of industry experience, Ray joined ADTRAN from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab where he served as director of High-Performance Computing. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of executive and management positions including vice president and CIO of Iron Bow Technologies; chief information security engineer for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; and Director of IT for the Institute for Defense Analyses. Ray holds a BS in Mathematics from Norfolk State University and an MS in Software Engineering Administration from Central Michigan University. He has also earned a number of industry certifications including CISSP and CISM.

As Senior Vice President of Global Operations, Ron has responsibility for all supply chain, corporate quality & services delivery functions across the company in support of growth and profitability ambitions. Ron has over 30 years of experience across operations, services, and sales in the telecommunications industry. Throughout his career, he has held a variety of senior executive positions at both Ericsson and Nortel Networks and most recently was President and COO of Fastback Networks.

He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. He studied Business Administration at Fanshawe College in London, Canada and has attended leadership programs at Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

As Senior Vice President of Subscriber Solutions & Experience, Jeff is responsible for the Companies business and residential customer-premises (CPE) solutions including embedded and virtualized firmware stacks, Cloud and IoT platforms and devices. Prior to joining ADTRAN, Jeff was the founder and CEO of SmartRG Inc., a pioneer of open source and cloud-based connected home solutions. Jeff has over 32 years of industry experience including 27 years in leadership roles in the global telecommunications infrastructure market.

He is a key industry contributor in telecom technology sales and marketing and an active advisor and mentor for several early-stage technology companies as well as a member of Industry associations including SCTE, the Broadband Forum, and the PRPL Foundation.

As Chief Product Officer, Dan is responsible for products from concept to delivery. He has more than 20 years of experience in the sale, design, and management of complex internetworking technology and services. Dan joined ADTRAN from ARRIS, where he served in a variety of leadership positions including Senior Vice President of Sales, Senior vice President and General Manager of Global Services, and most recently as President, Network & Cloud. In this role he was responsible for oversight of the development and delivery of the company’s leading portfolio of broadband and video network infrastructure technologies, cloud-based software solutions, and Global Services business. Prior to joining ARRIS, Dan served as Area Sales Director for Cisco Systems, Vice President of Business Development for Comdisco, Consulting Manager for KPMG and Operations Manager for Bell Atlantic.

As Chief Revenue Officer, Jay is responsible for the full funnel revenue value chain as well as the company’s sales strategy, customer relationships, and revenue performance. Jay joined ADTRAN in 1998 and most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Technology and Strategy where he was responsible for developing the strategy, portfolio, and direction for the company’s global business to enable delivery of customer solutions and market leadership across the customer base. Previous roles at ADTRAN include Senior Vice President and General Manager of ADTRAN’s Carrier Networks Division, Vice President of Product Marketing, Director of Carrier Networks Product Management, Product Manager and Product Support Engineer.

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.

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. Mr. McCray joined the board in 2017.

Anthony J. Melone has over 32 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including having served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Verizon Communications from December 2010 to April 2015. In addition, Mr. Melone served in a variety of positions with Verizon Wireless from 2000 to December 2010, including as Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer from 2007 to December 2010. 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. Mr. Melone also serves as a director of Crown Castle International Corp. 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.

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 served since February 2019 as General Counsel of Herman Miller Incorporated, a publicly traded furniture, and design company. Before joining Herman Miller, Ms. Rice served as Principal of RH Associates, a global consulting firm providing legal, risk and compliance advisory services. From February 2014 to 2017, Ms. Rice served as Target’s Corporation’s EVP and chief risk and compliance officer with responsibility for enterprise and vendor risk, corporate security and corporate compliance and ethics. Prior to joining Target, she served as chief compliance officer and legal counsel for General Motors from 2013 to 2014 and before that as General Motors’ Executive Director, Global Ethics and Compliance from 2010 to 2013. Ms. Rice graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Law Review, and she obtained her undergraduate degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University. Ms. Rice joined the board in 2016.

Kathryn A. 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. In addition, Ms Walker is concurrently serving as Chief Technology Officer at Main Street Data, an agriculture data science company founded by OpenAir Equity Partners. Prior to joining OpenAir, Ms. Walker 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, as the President of the Board of Trustees at Missouri University of Science and Technology and as a member of the board of directors of the Heartland Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms Walker is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow. She demonstrates commitment to the highest standards of exemplary board leadership by earning NACD Fellowship – The Gold Standard Director Credential – year after year. NACD Fellowship is a comprehensive and continuous program of study that empowers directors with the latest insights intelligence and leading boardroom practices.

Committee Composition

Charters & Governance Documents

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