Dedicated to Service
Members of our Board of Directors are dedicated to serving the interests of our shareholders. Their selection is based on a wide array of achievement with particular emphasis on their executive, financial-management and operational expertise, knowledge of innovative technologies, and cumulative education and business experience.
Board members are actively involved in the oversight of the risks inherent in the operation of our Company's lines of business and implementation of its business plans. The Board reviews the operation of the business, assessing the risks associated with the Company's business plans periodically throughout the year as part of its continuing consideration of the tactical performance against this business plan.
David W. Karp
Chariman of the Board of Directors
Peter D. Aquino
Director, Chair of Corporate Governance Committee
Peter D. Aquino is President and Chief Executive Officer of Internap Corporation (INAP) and also serves as a member of INAP’s Board of Directors. He is a veteran of the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) industries, with a track record of successfully guiding major expansion efforts, turnarounds and strategic partnerships and transactions at both public and private companies.
Prior to assuming his role at INAP, Mr. Aquino served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and later as Executive Chairman, of Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated from 2010 until 2013. Under his leadership, PTGi grew into an integrated telecommunications company serving consumer and business customers with voice, data, high-capacity fiber and data center services globally. Prior to this, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of RCN Corporation from 2004 until 2010 where he built the company into an all-digital HDTV cable multiple system operator and created an advanced fiber-based commercial network through organic and acquisition strategies.
He is also the founder of Broad Valley Capital, LLC, where he provided consulting services and capital to improve companies’ business operations, productivity and asset value. He began his career at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) in 1983. Mr. Aquino recently served on the board of directors of Lumos Networks (Nasdaq: LMOS) and FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), prior to both being sold in 2017.
Mr. Aquino holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Montclair State University and an M.B.A. from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Wayne Barr, Jr.
Director, Chair of Compensation and Personnel Committee
Bill Bishop serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, overseeing and providing executive level leadership for all business operations.
Mr. Bishop joined Alaska Communications in August 2004 and has served in several leadership roles in consumer and business sales and operations, including senior vice president of customer and revenue management, chief operations officer and most recently, interim president and CEO.
Mr. Bishop brings more than 25 years of telecom and business leadership experience to Alaska Communications, including positions at AT&T, McCaw Communications, and a federal government logistics contracting company. Mr. Bishop serves on the board of directors for the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce and as chairman of the board for Alaska Business Week. Mr. Bishop holds a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences from University of Alaska Anchorage.