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Ron currently serves on our Board of Directors, has close to four decades of executive leadership experience in our industry, with prior CEO roles at Osmose Utilities Services and AWP. Ron is currently the Operating Partner for Infrastructure Services at Kohlberg & Company.
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Chief Operating OfficerLinkedIn
Richard joined USIC as Chief Operating Officer in February 2023 with 30 years of operations leadership experience in the telecommunications and information technology industries, which included operations strategy and planning, field operations, and service delivery and assurance. He most recently served as Executive Vice President of North America Operations for Lumen, prior to which he held roles in wireless engineering and product management with AT&T and served as Chief Operations Officer for Cbeyond, BroadRiver Communications, and BellSouth.net. During his tenure with Cbeyond, he received the Atlanta Telecom Professional of the Year Award for innovation in the data center space.
Richard has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a master's degree in information networking from Carnegie Mellon University.Read Full Bio
Chief Commercial OfficerLinkedIn
Trent joined USIC as Chief Commercial Officer in May 2023 to lead the company's sales organization and the advancement of its commercial strategy, services, and partnerships. He has 30 years of global sales, marketing, customer success management, and commercial experience in the utilities, telecommunications, and energy sectors with a record of success in the design and leadership of best-in-industry sales organizations; development of market expansion opportunities; and achievement of sustainable growth through business model and digital transformation, technological innovation, and value chain enhancement. He most recently served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Clean Harbors, prior to which he held the roles of Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales for Generac Grid Services and Vice President of Industry Solutions Sales for multinational corporation Landis+GYR.
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Chief Transformation OfficerLinkedIn
Shawn joined USIC as Chief Transformation Officer in 2023 with more than 20 years of broad-based technology experience in the telecommunications industry and a record of success in leading cross-functional teams in driving innovation and transformation. He most recently served as Vice President of Technology Transformation for Brightspeed, prior to which he held the roles of Vice President of Enterprise Systems for Lumen, Director of IT Systems Conversion for CenturyLink, Manager of IT Network Engineering for EMBARQ/CenturyLink, and software engineer for Sprint. Shawn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting management information systems from Kansas State University.
SVP, General Counsel & Corporate SecretaryLinkedIn
Brooke was named SVP, Legal & Corporate Secretary in December 2020, prior to which she served as USIC's Interim General Counsel and as Founding Partner of Duncan Galloway Egan Greenwald, PLLC. She has served as Chief Legal Counsel for companies, ranging from manufacturers, field services, and logistics to importers and financial services. She previously served as Senior Corporate Counsel for American Commercial Barge Line and practiced corporate and intellectual property law as Counsel at Valenti Hanley Robinson, PLLC and as a patent attorney for Sites and Harbison, PLLC. Throughout her legal career, Brooke has counseled companies on matters pertaining to operations, contract law, risk management, employment, safety and environmental compliance. Brooke earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a juris doctorate degree from Tulane University.
VP, Human ResourcesLinkedIn
Christa has over 20 years’ experience in the locating industry, holding various positions within the organization that began with her role as a dispatcher. Through her years of experience, Christa has held the positions of Office Manager, Claims Coordinator, District Manager and Regional Director. Through her tenure of Operations Management, she was responsible for multiple new business start -ups and operational responsibility that spans a large geographical footprint across the Eastern and Midwestern United States.
Currently, Christa is responsible for Operations Services which includes the Information Systems, Human Resources and Customer Service Departments that provide support to all customers of USIC.
VP, Environment, Health & SafetyLinkedIn
Tom joined the USIC team in 2016, after eight years with Granite Services, a GE affiliate. At Granite, Tom held various leadership roles, including Global EHS Director, Global Training Director and Field Operations Leader.
Prior to Granite, Tom served on active duty as a US Navy submarine officer achieving fleet excellence awards in nuclear engineering and Chief Engineer from 1998-2008. He remains in service as a drilling reservist and was awarded a Joint Meritorious Service Medal and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal for his service in Afghanistan Operation Enduring Freedom 2012-2013. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.Read Full Bio
VP, Corporate Communication and Governmental AffairsLinkedIn
David joined USIC in 2020 and is a senior level Corporate Communications, Government Affairs, and Investor Relations practitioner. For over thirty years he has transformed communications as a strategic contributor, furthering the success of the enterprise within numerous diverse business environments.
Prior to joining USIC, David's experience includes running his own boutique consulting firm focusing on strategic communication initiatives along with extensive executive experience across healthcare, transportation, retail, technology, pharmaceutical, and logistics firms, along with strategic communication consulting.
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VP, ADVANCED UTILITY SOLUTIONSLinkedIn
Dane joined USIC in March 2022 to lead USIC's Advanced Utility Solutions Division, comprised of affiliate companies Blood Hound Private Utility Locating, Reconn Utility Services, and On Target Utility Services.
A proven business leader, Dane most recently served as Senior Vice President, U.S. Operations for Prosegur, a global supplier of security services and technologies, and previously held executive operational roles at Contemporary Services Corporation, a leader in public safety management for large, complex events. He has also served as an Infantry Officer with the U.S. Marine Corps.
Dane earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's CORe program.Read Full Bio
VP, Supply Chain & Fleet ManagementLinkedIn
John joined USIC as Vice President, Supply Chain & Fleet Management in April 2023, prior to which he served as Senior Manager, Fleet and Procurement for Comcast Cable Communications and as Fleet Operations Manager for Premier Manufacturing Support Services. A leader with extensive experience in fleet lifecycle management, fleet sustainability, and supplier relationship management, John ensures that USIC's nationwide field workforce is fully equipped for providing the safest, highest quality damage prevention services with a focus on optimizing vehicle total cost of ownership and sustainability.
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