Gary B. Smith
Gary B. Smith has served as a director of our company since May 2004 and is chairman of our Nominations and Governance Committee. Prior to serving as chairman of our Nominations and Governance Committee, Mr. Smith served as our lead independent director. Mr. Smith is currently the president, chief executive officer and a director of Ciena Corporation, a global supplier of telecommunications networking equipment, software and services. Mr. Smith began serving as chief executive officer of Ciena in May 2001, in addition to his existing responsibilities as president and director, positions he has held since October 2000. Mr. Smith joined Ciena in November 1997, and previously served as the company’s chief operating officer and senior vice president, worldwide sales. Prior to Ciena, Smith served as VP for Sales and Marketing at Intelsat and held executive roles in several pioneering European communications companies, including Cray Communications Group, Tricom Communications PLC, and Case Communications Group. Mr. Smith received his master’s in business administration from Ashridge Management College, United Kingdom. Mr. Smith is a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) and serves on the Wake Forest Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Council.