Board of Directors
Tom Stanton is Chairman and CEO of ADTRAN, Inc. one of the world’s most successful telecommunications companies. He assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2005 and Chairman of the Board in 2007. Prior to joining ADTRAN, he served as an executive for Transcrypt International and held several senior management positions with E. F. Johnson Company.
Mr. Stanton has served on the Board of Directors for a number of technology companies, the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County and currently serves as Chairman for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and as Chairman for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Birmingham Branch. He is also a Board member for the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA). Mr. Stanton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Auburn University.
H. Fenwick Huss has served as Dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University since July 2004. Prior to his appointment as Dean, Dr. Huss was Associate Dean from 1998 to 2004 and Director of the School of Accountancy at Georgia State from 1996 to 1998. He has been a member of the School of Accountancy faculty since 1989. In addition, he served on the faculty of the University of Maryland as an assistant professor from 1983 to 1989, and is a visiting professor at the Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. Dr. Huss has been a member of the Board since October 2002 and currently serves as a member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
William L. Marks served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Whitney Holding Corp., the holding company for Whitney National Bank of New Orleans, from 1990 to his retirement in March 2008, and served in various executive and management capacities with AmSouth Bank, N.A. from 1984 to 1990. He currently serves as a director of CLECO Corporation and CLECO Power, LLC. Marks has served as a member of the Board since 1993 and currently serves as a member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
James E. Matthews has served as ADTRAN’s Senior Vice President — Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since 2001 and as Secretary and as a member of the Board since February 2007. Before joining ADTRAN, Matthews was the Chief Financial Officer of Home Wireless Networks, Inc. from 1999 to 2001. From 1998 to 1999, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Miltope Group, Inc. and as Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Miltope Group, Inc. from 1995 to 1998. From 1992 to 1995, he served as Controller of Hughes Training, Inc. Matthews currently serves as a member of the Digium, Inc. Board of Directors.
Balan Nair is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Liberty Global, Inc. Nair served as Chief Technology Officer at AOL, LLC from December 2006 to June 2007. He joined AOL in 2006 as Chief Information Officer and was promoted to Chief Technology Officer in December 2006. Prior to AOL, he served as Chief Information Officer at Qwest Communications where he also served as Chief Technology Officer from 2004 through 2006, Vice President of Network and Technologies between 2000 and 2004, Director of Operations from 1999 through 2000, and Director of Technology Selection and Labs from 1997 through 1999. Prior to 1997, Nair held Director and Manager positions in Systems Planning, Technology Modeling and Development at Qwest. Nair currently serves on the Austar United Communications board of Directors. Nair has been a member of the Board since 2007 and is a member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
Roy J. Nichols served as Chairman of the Board of Torch Concepts, Inc., from September 2000 to December 2005. He served as Vice Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Technical Officer of Nichols Research Corporation, from 1976 until its merger with Computer Sciences Corporation in November 1999. Nichols currently serves as a member of the Board for both Applied Genomics, Inc. and the Hudson Alpha Institute of Biotechnology. Nichols has served as a director since 1994, and has served as lead director since October 2006. He is also a member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
James L. North an attorney with James L. North & Associates in Birmingham, Alabama and has been counsel to ADTRAN since its incorporation in November 1985. He has been a practicing attorney since 1965. North currently serves as director emeritus and served as a member of the Board from 1993 to December 2002.