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Cable ONE Inc (CABO.N)

CABO.N on New York Stock Exchange

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20 Oct 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Julia Laulis

57 2018 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Steven Cochran

49 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Michael Bowker

51 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Peter Witty

52 2018 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

James Obermeyer

56 2020 Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Kenneth Johnson

56 2018 Senior Vice President - Technology Services

Eric Lardy

46 2017 Senior Vice President

Charles McDonald

44 2016 Senior Vice President - Operations

Thomas Gayner

58 2015 Lead Independent Director

Sherrese Smith

48 2020 Director

Brad Brian

67 2015 Independent Director

Deborah Kissire

62 2015 Independent Director

Mary Meduski

61 2019 Independent Director

Thomas Might

68 2017 Independent Director

Kristine Miller

56 2019 Independent Director

Alan Spoon

2015 Independent Director

Wallace Weitz

70 2015 Independent Director

Katharine Weymouth

53 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Julia Laulis

Ms. Julia M. Laulis serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Ms. Laulis joined Cable One in 1999 as Director of Marketing – Northwest Division. In 2001, she was named Vice President of Operations for the Southwest Division. In 2004, she became responsible for starting Cable One’s Phoenix Customer Care Center. In 2008, she was named Chief Operations Officer, and in 2012, she was named Chief Operating Officer of Cable One. In January 2015, she was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.

Steven Cochran

Mr. Steven Scott Cochran serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining Cable One, Mr. Cochran served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of WideOpenWest, Inc. (“WOW”) from April 2014 until December 2017 after holding various other positions at the company, including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and President. Prior to WOW, Mr. Cochran served in various finance and accounting roles at Millennium Digital Media, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Mr. Cochran was an accountant at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Michael Bowker

Mr. Michael E. Bowker serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Bowker joined Cable One in 1999 as Advertising Regional Sales Manager. Mr. Bowker has been a Vice President of Cable One since 2005. He was named Vice President of Sales in 2012 and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in 2014.

Peter Witty

Mr. Peter N. Witty serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining Cable One, Mr. Witty served as General Counsel and Secretary for Gas Technology Institute (“GTI”), an energy research, development and training organization. Prior to GTI, he spent 10 years with Abbott Laboratories, serving in various positions, including as Senior Counsel and Division Counsel. Mr. Witty previously practiced law as an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP and Ross & Hardies (now McGuireWoods LLP).

James Obermeyer

Mr. James A. Obermeyer serves as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing of the Company. Prior to joining Cable One, Mr. Obermeyer served as Vice President of Marketing at Charter Communications. Prior to Charter Communications, he was Managing Director of Brand and Consumer Marketing for NASCAR and Chief Marketing Officer for Supra Telecom.

Kenneth Johnson

Mr. Kenneth E. Johnson serves as Senior Vice President - Technology Services of the Company. Prior to joining Cable One, Mr. Johnson served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer for NewWave. Prior to NewWave, Mr. Johnson was Chief Technology Officer for SureWest Communications and Everest Connections.

Eric Lardy

Mr. Eric Michael Lardy serves as Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. Lardy joined Cable One in 1997 as a manager in one of our systems and has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, operations and system general management. Mr. Lardy was named Vice President, Strategic Planning and Finance in 2014 and was promoted to Senior Vice President in January 2017.

Charles McDonald

Mr. Charles B. McDonald serves as Senior Vice President - Operations of the Company. Mr. McDonald joined Cable One in 2008 as an industrial engineer. Mr. McDonald was named Vice President, Customer Service Operations in 2014 and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations in January 2016. Prior to joining Cable One, Mr. McDonald worked as a senior process engineer for Three-Five Systems and Brillian Corp.

Thomas Gayner

Mr. Thomas S. Gayner CPA serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gayner has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Markel Corporation, a publicly traded financial holding company headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia, since January 2016 and as a director since August 2016. He also served as President and Chief Investment Officer of Markel Corporation from May 2010 until December 2015 and as a director of Markel Corporation from 1998 to 2003. Since 1990, he has served as President of Markel-Gayner Asset Management Corporation. Previously, he was a certified public accountant at PwC and a Vice President of Davenport & Company LLC in Virginia. Mr. Gayner serves on the boards of Colfax Corporation, GHC and The Davis Series Mutual Funds. He also serves on the board of the Community Foundation of Richmond, a non-profit entity.

Sherrese Smith

Ms. Sherrese M. Smith serves as Director of the Company. Ms. Smith is a corporate partner at Paul Hastings LLP. She is a member of the firm’s media, technology and telecommunications practice and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the firm’s data privacy and cybersecurity practice. Smith is also an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University. Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Smith served as Chief Counsel to Chairman Julius Genachowski at the Federal Communications Commission, before which she was Vice President and General Counsel of Washington Post Digital. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and a Juris Doctor from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Brad Brian

Mr. Brad D. Brian serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Brian is a national trial lawyer and Chair of the law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, having practiced there for more than 38 years. A complex civil and criminal litigator, Mr. Brian is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Brian has represented numerous Fortune 500 corporations in lawsuits and government investigations. This work has included trials, regulatory investigations and internal corporate investigations. He also has defended companies against more than 40 lawsuits filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act. Mr. Brian is the co-editor of Internal Corporate Investigations (ABA 4th Ed. 2017). Mr. Brian was named a “Litigator of the Year” by The American Lawyer in 2016. He serves on several non-profit boards, including the board of trustees of the UC Berkeley Foundation.

Deborah Kissire

Ms. Deborah J. Kissire CPA serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Kissire retired as a partner of Ernst & Young LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, in July 2015 after a 36-year career. At the time of her retirement, Ms. Kissire served as Ernst & Young’s Vice Chair and East Central Managing Partner as well as a member of the Americas Executive Board. Ms. Kissire serves on the boards of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. and Omnicom Group Inc., and she has served on the boards of Goodwill Industries of Greater Washington and Junior Achievement USA.

Mary Meduski

Ms. Mary E. Meduski serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Laulis joined Cable One in 1999 as Director of Marketing – Northwest Division. In 2001, she was named Vice President of Operations for the Southwest Division. In 2004, she became responsible for starting Cable One’s Phoenix Customer Care Center. In 2008, she was named Chief Operations Officer, and in 2012, she was named Chief Operating Officer. In January 2015, she was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.

Thomas Might

Mr. Thomas O. Might serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Might joined The Washington Post Company in 1978 as assistant to publisher Donald E. Graham after serving a summer internship at the newspaper in 1977. He was promoted to Vice President-Production in 1982 and served in that position until 1987, when he became Vice President-Production and Marketing. In 1991, Mr. Might was named Vice President-Advertising Sales.

Kristine Miller

Ms. Kristine E. Miller serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Miller served as Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer for eBay, a global ecommerce marketplace, from September 2014 until February 2020. Prior to joining eBay, Ms. Miller was a Partner and Director at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm, from 1990 until 2014. At Bain, Ms. Miller served in numerous leadership roles, including Chair of Bain’s Compensation and Promotion Committee. Ms. Miller currently serves on the board of Reflect, a privately held mental health platform, and she has served on the boards of the eBay Foundation, Bain & Company, the California Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement of the Bay Area.

Alan Spoon

Mr. Alan G. Spoon J.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Spoon served as a partner at Polaris Partners, a private investment firm that provides venture capital to development-stage companies, between May 2000 and December 2018, including as Partner Emeritus from 2015 to 2018 and Managing General Partner from 2000 to 2010. Mr. Spoon was Chief Operating Officer and a director of The Washington Post Company (now named Graham Holdings Company (“GHC”) and our former corporate parent) from March 1991 through May 2000 and served as President of The Washington Post Company from September 1993 through May 2000. Prior to that, he held a wide variety of positions at The Washington Post Company, including President of Newsweek from September 1989 to May 1991. Mr. Spoon began his career at, and later became a partner of, The Boston Consulting Group.

Wallace Weitz

Mr. Wallace R. Weitz serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Weitz founded the investment management firm Weitz Investment Management, Inc. in 1983 as Wallace R. Weitz & Company and has since served in various roles at Weitz Investment Management, including Chief Investment Officer, President and Portfolio Manager. Mr. Weitz manages the Partners III Opportunity Fund and co-manages the Partners Value Fund and Hickory Fund, each of which is managed by Weitz Investment Management. Mr. Weitz has served as a Trustee of the Weitz Funds since 1986. Mr. Weitz began his career in New York as a securities analyst before joining Chiles, Heider & Co. in Omaha, Nebraska in 1973. There, he spent 10 years as an analyst and portfolio manager. Mr. Weitz is on the board of trustees for Carleton College and serves on various other non-profit boards.

Katharine Weymouth

Ms. Katharine Bouchage Weymouth J.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Weymouth is the Chief Operating Officer and President of dineXpert, a group buying service for independent restaurants that launched in 2018. She was the Chief Executive Officer of Washington Post Media and Publisher of The Washington Post newspaper from February 2008 until October 2014. Ms. Weymouth joined The Washington Post Company in 1996 as Assistant General Counsel of The Washington Post newspaper and held various positions within that organization over the course of 18 years. She held several positions within The Washington Post’s advertising department, including Director of the department’s jobs unit, Director of Advertising Sales and Vice President of Advertising. She also served as Associate Counsel of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, then the online publishing subsidiary of The Washington Post Company. Ms. Weymouth serves on the boards of GHC and Republic Services, Inc. She also serves as a trustee of the Philip L. Graham Fund and as a director of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Julia Laulis

2,704,300

Steven Cochran

1,271,130

Michael Bowker

1,409,460

Peter Witty

1,161,120

James Obermeyer

--

Kenneth Johnson

--

Eric Lardy

1,018,280

Charles McDonald

1,139,440

Thomas Gayner

229,015

Sherrese Smith

--

Brad Brian

197,880

Deborah Kissire

213,540

Mary Meduski

173,598

Thomas Might

198,649

Kristine Miller

105,047

Alan Spoon

197,880

Wallace Weitz

208,506

Katharine Weymouth

198,649
As Of  31 Dec 2019