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Executive Team

 

Bryant G. Barnes
President and Chief Executive Officer


Bryant  Barnes joined Comporium in 1979 and served in many different capacities throughout the enterprise before being elected as president in 2002. After a year as president, he was elected chief executive officer in 2003.
 

Prior positions with Comporium include general manager and president of the data services business unit and vice president of information services for the enterprise.

Barnes has been a member of the Independent Telephone Pioneers since l994. He has served on several committees for the United States Telecommunications Association and the Organization for the Preservation and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies. He also has served as director of the South Carolina Telephone Association and chaired its management information services committee.

He was the first chair of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and he recently served as a director of Success by Six. Currently he serves on the Clemson University Foundation Board of Directors and the Winthrop University Advisory Group. He is a member of the Rock Hill Rotary Club.

Barnes is a graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina.

 



John M. Barnes, Jr.
Executive Vice President – Marketing and Business Solutions


John Barnes joined Comporium in 1986 and has headed marketing for the enterprise since 2000. He is responsible for: marketing, business solutions, public information, advertising services and community relations.

He is a graduate of The Citadel with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and has attended the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Barnes currently is a member of the board of the Westminster Presbyterian Center, Inc. (dba Westminster Towers). He is past chair of the York County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

 



William C. Beaty, Jr.
Executive Vice President – Cable TV


Bill Beaty joined Comporium in 1974 and has headed cable TV since 1978.

Beaty is a graduate of Presbyterian College with a bachelor’s degree in history.

He serves on the board of the American Cable Television Association (ACA). He previously served as Vice Chairman and a Director of the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC).


He serves on the Board of Trustees of South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU). He is Chairman of York County Growth Partners. He is a past member of the Rock Hill Planning Commission. He is a member of Rock Hill Sports Commission and York County Free Clinic Advisory Council.

 

 



Harry M. Miller, Jr.
Executive Vice President – Planning and Development


Miller is responsible for the following areas at Comporium: engineering and planning, facilities and construction, information technology, installation and repair, Internet planning and development, network services, new venture startup, and wireless planning and development.
Miller began his career at Comporium as an assistant outside plant engineer in 1972 and progressed through engineering positions, becoming chief engineer for the company in 1983. He became vice president – engineering and planning in l991 and was named to his current position in 2000. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Clemson University and is a registered professional engineer.
He served for eight years as a board member of the United States Telecom Association, the industry’s national trade association. Harry serves as a member of the York Technical College Commission, a board member of the York Technical College Foundation, and is a Life Member of the Comporium Pioneer Club.

 



Daniel R. Robertson
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer


Dan Robertson joined Comporium in 2006 from Springs Industries, Inc., where he was vice president – financial planning and analysis. Before joining Springs in 1977 and serving in a variety of senior financial roles, Dan was a senior accountant for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., Certified Public Accountants.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Appalachian State University and a master’s in business administration from Winthrop University.

Robertson currently is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

 

 



Matthew L. Dosch
Executive Vice President – Customer Operations and External Affairs

Dosch’s responsibilities include the company’s residential services, business services, customer contact center and external affairs, for all of Comporium’s areas of operation, which incorporates York and Lancaster counties and the Midlands region of South Carolina and Transylvania County in North Carolina. Dosch formerly served as senior vice president of external affairs, which includes state and federal regulatory and legislative affairs, industry relations, provisioning of wholesale carrier services, carrier access billing, inter-company settlements, and company “cost” development and tariff administration.

Prior to joining Rock Hill in August 1994, Dosch spent four years as the manager of regulatory and legislative affairs for OPASTCO – the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies – where he represented the views of small and rural local exchange carriers before the Federal Communications Commission, Congress, and other Federal agencies. Before that, he worked for the Telecom Publishing Group of Capitol Publications, a business newsletter publisher.

Dosch graduated from Duke University with a double major in Public Policy Studies and English.

 

 

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