Mr. Shanfelter has been a member of our Board and a Class III director since May 22, 2007 and effective January 1, 2021 became Chairman of the Board of Directors. From April 6, 2022 till September 12, 2022, he served as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer. He served as Chairman of our Compensation Committee from May 2007 until March 2019, immediately prior to his appointment as our Interim Chief Operating Officer, a position he held until February 2020. In March 2020, following the end of his service as an interim officer, Mr. Shanfelter was once again appointed to serve as Chairman of our Compensation Committee, a position in which he served until June 1, 2021. Mr. Shanfelter also served as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee from May 2010 until March 2019, and stepped down as a member of the Compensation Committee effective March 24, 2022. Mr. Shanfelter served as a member of the Board of Directors of MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ), a publicly traded specialty contractor, and as a special consultant from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Shanfelter served as Chief Executive Officer and President of MasTec from 2001 to 2007. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Shanfelter was MasTec’s Chief Operating Officer and prior to that role, he was a divisional president of MasTec from 1997 to 2000.
Mr. Shanfelter has been in the telecommunication, power, and specialty construction industry since 1981. Mr. Shanfelter became a member of the Society of Cable Television Engineers in 1982, the National Cable Television Association in 1991, and the Power and Communications Contractors Association (“PCAA”) in 1991, where he served as its President in 2007. Mr. Shanfelter was the majority owner and Chairman of Global HR Research LLC, a pre-employment screening company, from 2008 through 2016. Mr. Shanfelter previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Sabre Industries, a leading manufacturer of cell and power delivery structures. Mr. Shanfelter is currently serving on the Board of Governors of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Mr. Shanfelter is the current Chairman of Champions4Children, a non-profit organization supporting children in the Fort Meyers, Florida area.
Mr. Shanfelter is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his 30 years or more of varied and challenging business experience and almost 15 years of experience as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. He is currently serving as Chair of the Company’s Board of Directors and has twice served as Chair of the Compensation Committee. He has also temporarily served as Interim Chief Operating Officer of the Company from March 2019 until February 2021 and, thus, has an intimate and a vast awareness of the Company’s business operations. Elsewhere, Mr. Shanfelter has served on several other boards of directors and has President and Chief Executive Officer experience. The National Association of Corporate Directors had previously designated Mr. Shanfelter a Governance Fellow.