Ron was named CEO in October 2023. He serves on USIC’s Board of Directors and is an Operating Partner for Infrastructure Services at Kohlberg & Company, which jointly owns USIC with Partners Group. Ron has four decades of executive leadership experience in the infrastructure sector, having served as CEO of Osmose Utilities Services and AWP Safety.
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.
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.
Trent has a bachelor of business administration degree from James Madison University.
Ben joined USIC as Chief Financial Officer in August 2023. A Managing Director of CFO Services with Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement, Ben is a seasoned executive with a background in finance, operations, and information technology.
Ben earned an MBA degree in finance and international business from Columbia Business School and a BBA degree in public accountancy from Pace University.
Craig joined USIC as Chief Human Resources Officer in November 2023. A seasoned human resources leader with a background in technology, he held the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Milliken & Company, a global textile and chemical company based in South Carolina. Previously, he served as a director of human resources and information technology functions for Intel Corporation, including talent acquisition and IT strategic planning, and as an instructor of the company's Management & Leadership Development Program.
Craig earned BA and MA degrees in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an MBA from the University of Oregon, and certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Senior Certified Professional (SCP).
With a long-standing commitment to community service, Craig has served on the boards of directors of non-profit organizations, such as the United Way of the Piedmont and Spartanburg Academic Movement.
Brooke EganSVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Brooke was named SVP, legal and 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 doctor degree from Tulane University.
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.
David believes in leveraging communications and corporate affairs to help drive enterprise strategy. He crafts communication infrastructure to steadily contribute to equity value and sales revenue increases — while also being acutely responsive to unforeseen events. He sees communication as part of the corporation's nervous system, productively connecting personnel potentially isolated by distance, function or suboptimal organizational structure. He is a trusted advisor, valued business partner and functional expert who understands the role ceaseless preparation, planning and teamwork play in navigating today's challenging communication and legislative landscape.
Prior to joining USIC, David ran his own boutique consulting firm focusing on strategic communication initiatives. He has extensive executive experience in healthcare, transportation, retail, technology, pharmaceutical and logistics firms.
In his role at USIC, David also leads the marketing team, supporting the entirety of the USIC family of companies.
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.