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Press Release -- March 20th, 2010
Source: Zayo Group
Tags: Video

COMPTEL Elects New Board Members

PAETEC’s Joe Ambersley is Re-elected as Chairman

NASHVILLE – Members of COMPTEL, the leading trade association for the competitive telecommunications industry, this week elected 13 companies to serve on the COMPTEL Board of Directors for the 2010-2012 term during the association’s annual membership meeting at the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2010 Convention & EXPO in Nashville. These newly elected board members join the 15 others who are currently serving their 2009-2011 terms.

Today, the Board of Directors announced that it has re-elected Joe Ambersley, a founding officer of PAETEC Communications, to his second consecutive term as chairman. The Board also reelected Julia Strow, co-founder of Cbeyond as vice chairman, and Jim Butman, group president of Marketing, Sales and Customer Operations at TDS Metrocom as treasurer. Rounding out the Executive Committee are four at-large members: Dan Dooley, president of Sprint Wholesale Solutions, J. Sherman Henderson III, president and CEO of Lightyear Network Solutions; Deborah Ward, CEO of TSI, and Jerry Watts, vice president of Government and Industry Affairs at Deltacom.

Companies elected to the board for the 2010-2012 term include:

Small Member Category

FastTrack Communications – Steven Dorf, CEO

FiberTower – Kurt van Wagenen, President and CEO

STS Telecom – Keith Kramer, Executive Vice President

Medium Member Category

Alpheus Communications – Paul Hobby, Chairman and CEO

Hypercube – Ron Beaumont, Founder and CEO

Lightyear Network Solutions – J. Sherman Henderson III, President and CEO

Zayo Group – Scott E. Beer, General Counsel

Zone Telecom – Dan Boynton, President and CEO

Large Member Category

Cbeyond – Julia Strow, Co-Founder

Covad Communications – Doug Carlen, Senior Vice President and General Counsel

EarthLink (New Edge Networks) – Penny H. Bewick, Vice President – External Affairs

Sprint – Dan Dooley, President, Sprint Wholesale Solutions

tw telecom – Don Shepheard, Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs and Policy


Based in Washington, D.C., COMPTEL is the leading industry association representing competitive communications service providers and their supplier partners. COMPTEL members are entrepreneurial companies driving technological innovation and creating economic growth through competitive voice, video, and data offerings and the development and deployment of next-generation, IP-based networks and services. COMPTEL advances its members’ interests through trade shows, networking, education, and policy advocacy before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the courts. COMPTEL works to ensure that competitive communications providers can continue to offer lower prices, better service, and greater innovation to consumers. For more information, visit

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