Kathleen Abernathy

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Member, Board of Directors, BAI Communications, Member, Board of Directors, DISH Network, Member, Board of Directors, Crittenton Services of Greater Washington, and Member, Board of Directors, Somos, Inc.

Kathleen Abernathy is a leader and visionary in the telecommunications industry with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. Kathleen’s career highlights include her appointment as an FCC Commissioner from May 2001 until December 2005, after which she joined Frontier Communications ’Board of Directors, and subsequently served as its Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President, Regulatory and Governmental Affairs. During her tenure at Frontier, she was on the senior leadership team that oversaw three major strategic acquisitions that eventually grew Frontier to a Fortune 250 company.

Upon retiring from Frontier Kathleen has remained active in the business world through her corporate board work. She is a member of the board of Directors of Somos Inc., where she chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee. Somos is a global provider of phone number, data and identity management solutions serving the telecommunications industry and Fortune 100 technology companies. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Dish Network Corporation, BAI Communications, Crittenton Services of Greater Washington and the recently retired Board Chair of ISO New England.