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David L. Solomon was appointed to the Board of Directors on June 1, 2015. Mr. Solomon is a founder and Managing Director of Meritage Funds, a Denver-based manager of private investment funds. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of NuVox Communications, Inc., a company that under his leadership grew from annual revenue of less than $200,000 to over $530 million and that was acquired by Windstream in 2010 in a transaction that valued NuVox at approximately $643 million. A Certified Public Accountant (inactive status) with a strong operational and financial background, Mr. Solomon served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Brooks Fiber Properties (“Brooks”) immediately following its formation in 1993 until its sale to MCI/WorldCom in 1998 for $3.4 billion. As Chief Financial Officer at Brooks, Mr. Solomon led numerous private and public debt and equity transactions, including Brooks’ initial public offering. Mr. Solomon worked in the audit practice of KPMG from 1981 until he joined Brooks. When Mr. Solomon departed KPMG, he was a Partner in the audit practice. In connection with Mr. Solomon’s responsibilities at Meritage Funds, he currently serves as a board member of several private companies. Mr. Solomon is a member of the American Institute and Tennessee Society of CPAs and serves on the board of trustees for his alma mater, Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.