Board of Directors

Biography PhotoDiane Dewbrey
Chair of the Board
Independent Director
Diane Dewbrey
Chair of the Board
Independent Director


Committee: Audit, Compensation, Finance/Planning, Governance/Nominating

Diane Dewbrey serves as chief executive officer and director of Foundation Bank, a chartered bank based in Washington state. She was employed by Fifth Third Bancorp, a diversified financial services company, from 1987 to 2005, lastly as director of Central Operations, corporate officer and senior vice president. ... 
Biography PhotoRobert Alton
Independent Director
Robert Alton
Independent Director


Committees: Audit, Finance/Planning

Robert Alton served as president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board at HickoryTech (now Enventis) from 1993 to 2002. Prior to joining HickoryTech, Alton served as president of Telephone Operations for Contel Corporation, a telecommunications service provider, and was employed in various executive and financial capacities at Contel Corporation for 21 years.... 
Biography PhotoJames Bracke
Independent Director
James Bracke
Independent Director


Committees: Audit, Compensation, Governance/Nominating

James Bracke is President of Boulder Creek Consulting, LLP, a business and technology consulting firm. From 2004 to 2006, Bracke served as vice president of EPIEN Medical, a privately held medical device company focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing agents for skin disorders. From 1981 to 2004, Bracke was president and chief executive officer of Lifecore Biomedical, Inc., a healthcare medical device manufactur... 
Biography PhotoR. Wynn  Kearney, Jr.
Independent Director
R. Wynn  Kearney, Jr.
Independent Director


Committees: Compensation

Dr. Wynn Kearney retired from the Orthopedic & Fracture Clinic, P.A. in 2012, where he served as senior surgeon for more than 40 years. Kearney is an associate clinical professor of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He served as a director of Exactech, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida.... 
Biography PhotoMyrita Craig
Vice Chair of the Board
Independent Director
Myrita Craig
Vice Chair of the Board
Independent Director


Committees: Finance/Planning, Governance/Nominating

Myrita Craig serves as President and is an equity partner in Blackbook HR. From 2009-2010, she served as executive director of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, office of Agenda 360. Prior to that she was chief executive officer of Sapientia Consulting Inc., which provides management consulting and executive coaching services to business clients. Prior to establishing the consulting firm, she was employed by Cincinnati Bell... 
Biography PhotoLyle Bosacker
Independent Director
Lyle Bosacker
Independent Director


Committees: Audit, Compensation, Audit, Finance/Planning

Lyle Bosacker retired as president of CEO Advisors, Inc., a management consulting and information system planning services firm, in 2004. Bosacker was employed by International Multifoods and served as its director of Corporate Information Services from 1991 to 1993 and as director of Corporate Information Systems Planning from 1987 to 1991. ... 
Biography PhotoJohn Finke
President and Chief Executive Officer, HickoryTech
John Finke
President and Chief Executive Officer, HickoryTech


John Finke is president and chief executive officer at HickoryTech Corporation. Finke has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has been with HickoryTech since 1996. He served as HickoryTech’s chief operating officer and executive vice president from 2005 to 2006, its president of Telephone Operations from 2003 to 2005 and as president of HickoryTech's Network Design and Operations Division from 2000 to 2003. Prior to joining HickoryTech, he held numerous engin... 
Biography PhotoDale Parker
Independent Director
Dale Parker
Independent Director


Committees: Audit, Compensation, and Goverance/Nominating

Dale Parker is currently chief operating officer, chief financial officer and treasurer of Image Sensing Systems, Inc., a technology company focused in infrastructure improvement through the development of software-based detection solutions for the intelligent transportation systems sector. Parker served as interim chief financial officer at Ener1, Inc, an energy storage technology company, from 2011 to 2012. He was chief f...