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Board Committees and Charters

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Financial Expert
 Audit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeFinance and Planning CommitteeGovernance/Nominating Committee
Robert Alton 
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.... 
Committee Member   Chairperson  
Lyle Bosacker 
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. ... 
Committee Member Committee Member Committee Member  
James Bracke 
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... 
Chairperson Committee Member   Committee Member
Myrita Craig 
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... 
   Committee Member Committee Member
Diane Dewbrey 
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. ... 
Committee Member Committee Member Committee Member Chairperson
John Finke 
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... 
    
R. Wynn  Kearney, Jr.  
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.... 
  Committee Member Committee Member  
Dale Parker Financial Expert
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... 
Committee Member Chairperson   Committee Member