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Management Team

Operating Officers

James J. Bruder, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer has been involved with Harron Communications since working as a summertime cable television service technician during high school. In 1996, Mr. Bruder began his professional career with Harron and has held several positions in the Harron companies through the years. Mr. Bruder currently is responsible for the oversight of the strategic and day-to-day activities of MetroCast and the Harron companies. Mr. Bruder received his BA in Economics from Colorado State University, and has taken postgraduate courses at Villanova University and The Wharton School and the MBA Program at Penn State University. Mr. Bruder serves on the board of the American Cable Association.

Thomas M. Marturano, President and Chief Operating Officer, joined Harron Communications in 2005. Mr. Marturano is responsible for the strategic operational direction of the company and works closely with the technical, engineering, legal, finance and marketing departments to ensure that the company is operating effectively. Since joining Harron, Mr. Marturano has led the company through a financial restructuring, several bank financings and equity raises, and he has also managed numerous transactions, including nine acquisitions in both new and existing regions as well as two divestitures of non-core assets. Mr. Marturano's involvement with Harron began in the early 1990s when he was a cable television investment banker with Communications Equity Associates ('CEA'). While at CEA, Mr. Marturano completed over $4 billion in cable television transactions and financings both domestically and internationally. At CEA, Mr. Marturano represented Harron in several large senior debt placements, brokered several purchases and sales of cable systems for Harron, placed private equity for Harron, and represented Harron in its sale of 300,000 subscribers to Adelphia in 1999. Mr. Marturano received a B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A with a concentration in Finance from Drexel University. Mr. Marturano is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Ryan F. Pearson, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, joined Harron Communications in 2008. Prior to joining Harron Communications, Mr. Pearson was a partner in the business and finance practice group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, an international law firm with over 1,400 lawyers. Mr. Pearson's practice at Morgan Lewis focused on mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of securities and the general representation of public and emerging growth companies. While at Morgan Lewis, Mr. Pearson served as Harron Communications' primary outside corporate counsel. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Pearson was an associate in the corporate department of Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York. Mr. Pearson received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Emory University, graduating with highest distinction, and a juris doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he served as Comments Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and graduated cum laude.

Shawn P. Flannery, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, joined Harron Communications in 1991 as Regional Accountant and was promoted in 1995 to Senior Financial and Treasury Analyst, assisting with Harron's senior debt financings, debt compliance and system acquisitions. In 1998, Mr. Flannery was promoted to Controller for MetroCast with responsibilities including establishment of financial controls and procedures, compliance of the company's credit facility, cable system acquisitions and financial oversight of the cable TV system rebuilds. Currently as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Flannery is responsible for all financial reporting including audits and compliance. Mr. Flannery has played an integral role in growing MetroCast from a single 30,000 customer cable system in 1998 to a 200,000 customer MSO in 2008. Mr. Flannery received a B.S. degree in Finance from Pennsylvania State University in 1988 and an M.B.A. from Villanova University in 1997.

Constance S. Prince, Chief Administrative Officer, joined Harron Communications in 1984. During her 24-year tenure with Harron, Ms. Prince held various positions in the company including Executive Assistant to both the C.F.O. and C.O.O. In addition, she held the position of Supervisor of Administrative Services where she managed all the critical, legal and confidential records of the numerous companies and subsidiaries during the period when Harron had over 300,000 subscribers. Ms. Prince is now responsible for the management of the administrative functions of the company including information systems, facility management, insurance coordination, and the management of the company's critical documentation including franchise renewals and FCC compliance. Ms. Prince received a B.S. in Business Administration from Villanova University in 1994.

Linda C. Stuchell-Leibert, Senior Vice President of Programming, first joined Harron Communications in 1980 during a period when the Company was heavily involved in expansion through the franchise process. Prior to the Company's divestiture to Adelphia in 1999 she served as Vice President of Programming and Public Affairs. In this capacity Ms. Stuchell-Leibert negotiated all programming carriage agreements and provided liaison between Harron's cable television properties and Corporate on myriad programming, marketing, public relations, government compliance, including Retransmission Consent for broadcast stations, and new business development issues. Today, as Senior Vice President of Programming, Ms. Stuchell-Leibert negotiates and oversees all carriage agreements between the Company and its programming suppliers. She also is MetroCast's representative to the National Cable Television Cooperative where she served as a Board Member (from 1991 through 2004) and a past Board Chairman. Ms. Stuchell-Leibert was educated in England and first worked in the U.S. for J. Walter Thompson Company, an international advertising agency. During her career she has also been a Certified Life, Health, Casualty and Property Insurance Agent in the State of Pennsylvania.

Steven A. Murdough, Senior Vice President of Operations, MetroCast, joined MetroCast Cablevision in June 2000 as Director of Engineering responsible for the system technical operations and network engineering integrity. During his tenure at MetroCast Cablevision, Mr. Murdough has overseen the upgrade of the cable television network to 860MHz, the launch of digital services, the migration of HSD service from The ISP Channel to MetroCast Online in the Belmont system, and the launch of commercial HSD service throughout the MetroCast service area. Mr. Murdough has over 29 years of experience in the cable television industry including 7 years as Vice President of Engineering for New England Cablevision prior to its acquisition by MetroCast Cablevision. Mr. Murdough is a member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers ('SCTE'), and has served on the board of directors for the Northern New England Chapter of the SCTE. Mr. Murdough is also a member of the Hardware Advisory Committee for the National Cable Television Cooperative ('NCTC'). Mr. Murdough received an Associates Degree in Electronic Engineering from New Hampshire Technical Institute and has continued his professional growth by pursuing a degree in Business Management at Franklin Pierce College in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Joshua S. Barstow, Vice President of Advanced Services, MetroCast. Josh joined MetroCast Cablevision in October of 2003 as Manager of High Speed Data, with oversight of the product development and management of the broadband business. Today, Mr. Barstow is responsible for the strategic direction of the growth and success of the Advanced Service suite including digital voice, high speed data and business services as well as product management, access engineering and new business opportunities. Mr. Barstow’s experience in the technology industry started in the mid 1990”s, with nearly the last two decades being focused on the data and internet field. Prior to joining MetroCast, Mr. Barstow was with GTE Internetworking (formally BBN technologies), and Genuity, holding the positions focused on Business Operation Management for broadband and network deployment.  Mr. Barstow is a member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers ('SCTE').  Mr. Barstow has an undergraduate degree in History from Marietta College and is also a graduate of the founding class of the McDonough School of Business and Leadership at Marietta College and holds a certificate in Advanced Project Management. Mr. Barstow is a member of in the inaugural SCTE Leadership Institute Program, focusing on Strategic Engineering and Operations Leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Warren (Bill) W. Beitel, Jr., Vice President of Customer Service, joined Harron Communications in 2009 as Director of Customer Service and was later promoted to Sr. Director of Customer Service.  Mr. Beitel is responsible for customer care strategy and planning, customer service standards and centralized care operations.  Mr. Beitel has more than 20 years of experience in the in the cable television industry. Prior to joining Harron in 2009, he served in various customer service, general management and operations capacities at both Comcast Corporation and AMTRAK. Mr. Beitel earned a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Arcadia University.

Aaron Brace, Vice President of Engineering, joined MetroCast in 2005 as Senior Engineer and Principal Architect. Mr. Brace has oversight of all engineering, technical operations and network architecture functions that ensure high performance of the MetroCast network and its compliance with industry specifications and standards. Prior to joining MetroCast, Mr. Brace was Principal Engineer for Corporate Technologies (2000-2005) and Unix System Engineer and Network Administrator for TAOS and L.L. Bean Incorporated. Mr. Brace is a member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers ('SCTE').

Brian W. Earnshaw, Vice President and Corporate Controller, joined Harron Communications in 2010 as Corporate Controller. In this role, Mr. Earnshaw is responsible for the company's accounting operations, internal and external financial reporting, subscriber reporting, and the coordination of financial audits. He is also responsible for ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and developing, reviewing and documenting accounting and financial controls and procedures. Mr. Earnshaw has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Harron Communications, he served in various capacities at Comcast Corporation for 18 years, most recently as a Division Vice President of Finance and Accounting / Controller for Comcast Cable Communications. Before joining Comcast, Mr. Earnshaw was a senior auditor with Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Earnshaw received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from The Pennsylvania State University, graduating with highest honors and with honors in accounting. Mr. Earnshaw is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Danny L. Jobe, Vice President of System Operations, joined MetroCast Communications in February of 2006. As Vice President of System Operations, Mr. Jobe is responsible for the day-to-day operations of MetroCast Communications' cable systems serving over 160,000 households and businesses in New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and South Carolina. Mr. Jobe has over 25 years of experience in the cable television industry, having held management positions in North Carolina, Ohio, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Virginia. For eight years prior to joining MetroCast, Mr. Jobe was Vice-President and General Manager for NESBE Cable in Rustburg, Virginia, where he was responsible for seven cable television systems in Virginia and West Virginia. Mr. Jobe is active in industry organizations, and has been a long-time board member of the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association ("VCTA"), and is Chairman of the Board of the VCTA. Mr. Jobe also serves on the Board of Directors of the Broadband Cable Association of Pennsylvania and the Board of Directors of the Cable Telecommunications Association of Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. Mr. Jobe is also Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Maryland Broadband Cooperative, a member-owned cooperative providing middle-mile broadband connectivity in rural Maryland. Mr. Jobe attended Texas A&M University, where he studied Engineering, as well as Nova Southeastern University pursuing a degree in Management.

Gregory V. Pucci, Vice President of Business Support Systems, joined Harron Communications in 2010 as Senior Director of Business Support Systems.   Mr. Pucci is responsible for overseeing and managing strategic plans, policies, programs and schedules for the company’s business support systems.  Prior to joining Harron, Mr. Pucci acquired nearly three decades of IT experience in the cable/telecom and banking industries, including serving as Senior Vice President of Business Support Systems for Comcast (2003-2008), and prior to that, Vice President of Information Systems (1993-2002), where he managed the company’s information systems, billing services and data operations.   Mr. Pucci attended Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, with a major in Accounting and Information Systems.

Andrew J. Walton, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, joined Harron in 2010 as Senior Director of Marketing. Mr. Walton also served Harron in various roles from 1986 through 1999, including Vice President of Operations, Southeast PA Regional Manager and Regional Marketing Manager. From 1999-2010 he served as Communications Officer for the Diocese of Camden. Mr. Walton is responsible for developing, implementing and measuring marketing programs to increase sales, retention and brand awareness of all MetroCast Communications residential and commercial video, internet and voice products. Mr. Walton also is responsible for the media relations and communications efforts of Harron Communications and MetroCast Communications. Mr. Walton earned a B.A and M.A. from Villanova University.

Board of Managers

James J. Bruder, Jr.
Ryan F. Pearson
Thomas M. Marturano
Margaret Anne Nolen