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Mr. Cochran is our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors, positions he has held since April 1, 2014. Before his appointment as CEO, he had been our Chief Financial Officer from October 2002 until July 2012, our Chief Operating Officer from 2008 to April 1, 2014, and our President from 2010 to April 1, 2014. Prior to joining WOW!, Mr. Cochran was with Millennium Digital Media from May 1998 to October 2002 where he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer during the last year of his time there. Mr. Cochran also worked in public accounting at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Cochran received his undergraduate degree in Economics and holds a Master of Accounting Science from the University of Illinois—Urbana Champaign. Mr. Cochran was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of the leadership skills, strategic guidance and experience he brings as our Chief Executive Officer and the operational expertise from his prior experience in the industry.

Ms. Bright was recently appointed Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Administration at Sotheby’s. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Ms. Bright spent more than 20 years at Condé Nast where she led the Human Resources group for many years until her appointment as Chief Administrative Officer in 2010. Prior to joining Condé Nast, Ms. Bright held senior human resources roles at American Express and Macy’s. Ms. Bright currently serves on the national board of Girls Inc. and the board of Cumulus Media. In 2015, she was appointed by New York City Mayor de Blasio to the Quadrennial Advisory Commission to study, evaluate and make recommendations regarding compensation levels of elected City Officials and in 2017 she was appointed as Mayor de Blasio's Representative to the board of the New York Public Library. Ms. Bright received her bachelor's degree from Marymount Manhattan College, where she is a member of the Board of Trustees, and her MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business.

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Mr. Burgstahler is the President and Co-Managing Partner of Avista and the Chief Executive Officer of Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp. Mr. Burgstahler was a founding partner of Avista in 2005 and since 2009, has been the President of Avista. Prior to forming Avista, Mr. Burgstahler was a partner of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. Mr. Burgstahler was at DLJ Investment Banking from 1995 to 1997 and at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners from 1997 through 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Burgstahler worked at Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture plc) and McDonnell Douglas (now known as The Boeing Company). Mr. Burgstahler currently serves as a Director of ACP Mountain Holdings, Inc., Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp., INC Research Holdings, Inc., Lantheus Holdings Inc. and Osmotica Holdings S.C.Sp. Mr. Burgstahler previously served as a Director of AngioDynamics, BioReliance Holdings, Inc., ConvaTec Group plc, and Warner Chilcott plc. Mr. Burgstahler holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Mr. Burgstahler was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive finance and management background, with over 20 years in banking and private equity finance, and his experience serving as a director for a diverse group of private and public companies.

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Mr. Cassidy is a Partner at Crestview Partners, having joined the firm in 2004. He currently serves as co-head of the Crestview Partners' media and communications investment strategy. Mr. Cassidy is currently a director of Crestview portfolio companies Camping World Holdings, Inc., NEP Group, Inc., Interoute Communications Holdings, the parent company of CORE Media Group and Cumulus Media, Inc. Mr. Cassidy was previously involved with the firm's investments in ValueOptions, Inc., OneLink Communications, Charter Communications, Inc. and Insight Communications. Prior to joining Crestview, Mr. Cassidy worked in private equity at Boston Ventures, where he invested in companies in the media and communications, entertainment and business services industries. Mr. Cassidy also worked for one year as the acting CFO of a portfolio company of Boston Ventures. Mr. Cassidy was also an investment banking analyst at Alex Brown & Sons, where he completed a range of financing and M&A assignments for companies in the consumer and business services sectors. Mr. Cassidy received a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Harvard College. Mr. Cassidy was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his leadership skills as co-head of Crestview's media and communications investment strategy, his current and prior directorships experience in this industry, and his private equity investment and company oversight experience and background with respect to acquisitions, debt financings and equity financings.

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Mr. Kilpatrick is a Principal at Crestview Partners and joined the firm in 2009 after receiving his Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Kilpatrick works across a variety of sectors, including media. Mr. Kilpatrick is currently a director of Crestview portfolio companies Accuride Group Holdings, Inc., Camping World Holdings, Inc., the parent company of CORE Media Group and NYDJ Apparel and was previously a director of Symbion, Inc. Mr. Kilpatrick received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University. Mr. Kilpatrick was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his private equity investment and company oversight experience and background with respect to acquisitions, debt financings and equity financings.

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Mr. Marcus joined Crestview as a Partner in 2004 and is a member of its Investment Committee. Mr. Marcus is the co-head of Crestview's media and communications investment strategy. Mr. Marcus previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of AMFM (formerly Chancellor Media Corporation), one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies. Mr. Marcus was also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Marcus Cable, which at the time of its sale in 1998 was the largest privately held cable company in the United States. Prior to his involvement with Marcus Cable, Mr. Marcus founded Marcus Communications, which was merged into Western Tele-Communications. Following such merger, Mr. Marcus was the CEO of the renamed company, WestMarc Communications. Mr. Marcus is a Director of Camping World Holdings, Inc. and NEP Group, Inc. and serves as Chairman of Cumulus Media. He has served on a variety of other public and private company boards of directors, including Brinker International, AMFM, Charter Communications, Insight Communications, OneLink Communications, WestMarc Communications and DS Services, where he served as chairman. Mr. Marcus received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California-Berkeley. Mr. Marcus was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive experience as CEO of several companies in the broadcast and communications industry, his leadership skills as co-head of Crestview's media and communications investment strategy, and his current and prior directorship experience in the industry.

Mr. McMillin serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of TierPoint and Cequel III. Prior to joining Cequel III and TierPoint in December 2015, Mr. McMillin served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Suddenlink Communications starting in 2006. Prior to joining Suddenlink, Tom served as Chief Financial Officer for a diverse group of communication companies including First Broadcasting, Clearwire Technologies, Inc., AMFM, Inc., and Marcus Cable. He began his professional career with Arthur Anderson & Co. Over the past five years, Mr. McMillin currently serves or has served on the board of directors of Suddenlink Communications and TierPoint and serves on the board of governors for the SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation. Mr. McMillin received a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Mr. McMillin was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his industry knowledge and operating expertise developed over years of experience in the industry and his leadership skills and strategic guidance.
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Prior to joining Avista in 2012 as an Industry Executive, Mr. Seskin spent more than two decades at Verizon Communications, most recently as a Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. At Verizon, Mr. Seskin worked on initiatives that spanned more than 20 countries and involved strategy, acquisitions, operating issues, valuation, cross-border currency, tax and regulatory issues. Mr. Seskin also played a significant role in securing board, regulatory, and other necessary approvals in transactions. Prior to his role as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Mr. Seskin held a number of positions at Verizon, including Vice President, Corporate Development, Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions; and Managing Director, Financial Planning and Investment Analysis. Mr. Seskin also founded Verizon Strategic Investments, the company's venture capital operation. Mr. Seskin was instrumental in building new companies and creating shareholder value through mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, organic investment, operating initiatives, and divestitures, totaling over $150 billion in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Mr. Seskin serves as a Director of Telular Corporation, and is a Trustee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City. He has also served as a Director of Databank Holdings and as a Trustee of New York Downtown Hospital until its merger with New York Presbyterian. Mr. Seskin received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Adelphi University in 1985 and a Master of Business Administration in Finance in 1992 from Hofstra University. Mr. Seskin was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his industry knowledge and operating expertise developed over years of experience in the industry and his leadership skills and strategic guidance.

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Mr. Tamaroff joined Avista in 2009 and serves as a Vice President. Prior to joining Avista, Mr. Tamaroff worked as an Analyst in the leveraged finance group at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. Mr. Tamaroff currently serves as a director of InvestorPlace Media and OptiNose Inc. Mr. Tamaroff received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Palmer Scholar. Mr. Tamaroff was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his private equity investment and company oversight experience and background with respect to acquisitions, debt financings and equity financings.