Ms. Elder was appointed as CEO of the Company in December 2017. Ms. Elder has over 25 years of experience in the cable and wireless industries, including previous CEO and President roles. She has been an officer of Vodafone, AT&T, Clearwire among others. Ms. Elder has been a Member and then Board Chair of the Management Board of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business from 2012 -2018, a member of the Board of Advisors to the Stanford University MSx Program and Steering Committee to Stanford Women on Boards, a member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Board of Trustees as of 2017 and a member of the Board of C-SPAN as of 2018. Ms. Elder served as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics until January 2019 and as a Board Observer to Phylagen from 2015 to 2017. Ms. Elder received her undergraduate degree from Creighton University, summa cum laude, and she holds a Master of Science in Management degree from Stanford University, Graduate School of Business. Ms. Elder was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of her extensive executive and industry experience, in addition to her role as our Chief Executive Officer.

Gunjan Bhow has worked in Silicon Valley for 25 years in consumer digital products, including software, applications, services, and devices. From 2018 to present, he has served as the Global Chief Digital Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), where he is responsible for e-commerce, data science, store technology, healthcare, retail, and pharmacy growth. Prior to WBA, he worked for The Walt Disney Company as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Direct-to-consumer, E-commerce, and Digital, where he led the strategy, development and operations for Disney+, Disney Movies Anywhere, and Disney Movie Club, among other consumer offerings. Prior to Disney, Mr. Bhow worked with Amazon as a Head of Product Management, Digital, where he led from concept-to-release the Amazon Fire TV Stick, Fire TV, and various innovative products including Prime Video and Echo. Mr. Bhow has an M.B.A. from Harvard University Graduate School of Business, where he authored a best-selling case study on economics of internet-based initial public offerings, and he received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with honors from the University of California at Berkeley, where he focused on cognitive psychology and interactive media.

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 Conde Nast where she led the Human Resources group for many years until her appointment as Chief Administrative Officer in 2010. Prior to joining Conde Nast, Ms. Bright held senior human resources roles at American Express and Macy’s. Ms. Bright 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. Ms. Bright formerly served on the national board of Girl’s Inc. and board of Cumulus Media. Ms. Bright was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of her operating experience and expertise in compensation issues.

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Mr. Cassidy is a Partner at Crestview Partners, having joined the firm in 2004. He currently serves as head of the Crestview Partners’ media and communications investment strategy and a director of Crestview portfolio companies Camping World Holdings, Inc., Congruex LLC and Hornblower Holdings. Mr. Cassidy was previously involved with the firm’s investments in ValueOptions, Inc., OneLink Communications, Charter Communications, Inc., Insight Communications, Cumulus Media, Inc., Interoute Communications Holdings and NEP Group, Inc. 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 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 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 Partner 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 and financial services. Mr. Kilpatrick is currently a director of Crestview portfolio companies Congruex, LLC, the parent company of Industrial Media and Venerable Holdings, Inc. and is a board observer of Fidelis Insurance. He was previously a director of Camping World Holdings, Inc., Accuride Corporation, NYDJ and 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 is a Vice Chairman at Crestview, which he joined in 2004. Mr. Marcus retired as a Partner at Crestview as of January 1, 2019. Mr. Marcus previously served as the President and CEO of AMFM (formerly Chancellor Media Corporation), one of the nation’s largest radio broadcasting companies. Mr. Marcus was also the Founder, and CEO 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 renamed company, WestMarc Communications. Mr. Marcus is a Director of Camping World Holdings, Inc. 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, NEP Group, Inc. and was former Chairman of DS Services and Cumulus Media, Inc. 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 and his current and prior directorship experience in the industry.

Mr. McMillin founded Nevis Advisors in August 2017 and serves as its Managing Partner. He previously served 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, Mr. McMillin 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 Andersen & Co. Over the past five years, Mr. McMillin currently serves or has served on the board of directors of Ascent Capital Group, Inc., Service Express, Inc., 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.

Barry Volpert co-founded Crestview in 2004 and is a partner and the CEO, as well as the chairman of the Investment Committee. He specializes in complex and contrarian investment themes arising out of major dislocations or restructurings. Barry retired as a partner of Goldman Sachs in 2003, where he spent 18 years as a co-founder and ultimately co-COO of the global private equity business. Among his responsibilities at Goldman Sachs, Barry led the international private equity business while based in London for six years and founded the mezzanine fund business. Barry is currently a director of Industrial Media, Oxbow Carbon and Venerable Holdings and was previously a director of Key Safety Systems, Lancashire and ValueOptions. He also serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Law School, is a member of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights board of directors and an elected council member of the Sagaponack Village Erosion Control District. Barry received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He received an M.B.A., with high distinction, from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. Barry received an A.B., summa cum laude, from Amherst College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.