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Jeannie H. Diefenderfer

Board Member

Jeannie Diefenderfer, age 56, has served as a director since February 2016 and currently serves as Chair of the Governance Committee. She is the founder and CEO of courageNpurpose, LLC, a consulting firm providing advisory services to boards and CEOs in strategic initiatives to drive operational and business efficacy. Previously, she spent over 10 years in executive leadership roles at Verizon Communications, including leading Verizon’s global customer care organization for its largest enterprise customers, serving as Chief Procurement Officer, and as Senior Vice President of Global Engineering & Planning. Ms. Diefenderfer is a member of the boards of directors of MRV Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRV), where she serves as the chair of the compensation committee and a member of the audit and governance committees, and Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL), where she serves as the chair of the compensation committee and a member of the audit committee. She is also the chair of the Accenture Network Advisory Council.

Independent Director