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Charles L. (Chuck) McBride, Jr. Joins Telapex, Inc. and C Spire as Senior Vice President and General Counsel
|By Business Wire
|June 2, 2014 01:30 PM EDT
Telapex, Inc., holding company of C Spire, the nation’s largest
privately held wireless communications company; C Spire Fiber; Franklin
Telephone Company; and Delta Telephone Company; has named Chuck McBride
as its Senior Vice President - Legal and General Counsel for Telapex and
Charles L. (Chuck) McBride, Jr. Joins Telapex, Inc. and C Spire as Senior Vice President and General Counsel (Photo: Business Wire)
McBride serves as the company’s chief legal counsel, providing his
extensive legal expertise and overseeing its attorneys in a broad array
of legal matters affecting the company and its various business
initiatives and day-to-day activities.
"Chuck’s expertise in law and telecom, combined with his leadership
experience, are key qualities for Telapex and its affiliate companies,"
said Wesley Goings, President of Telapex, Inc. "Chuck is the perfect fit
with a strong legal background and in-depth understanding of our
operations and industry. We are extremely pleased to have him on board
representing our companies."
Prior to joining C Spire, McBride was in private law practice for more
than 22 years and was a partner at the Jackson, Mississippi, law firm of
Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC, where he also served as a
member of the firm’s Board of Directors, as well as Chairman of the
Litigation Department. His areas of practice included commercial
litigation, antitrust, intellectual property, securities, contracts,
communications and corporate law.
McBride is admitted to practice in the State of Mississippi, United
States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit and Second Circuit, United
States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court. He has been
recognized in Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of
Communication Law, Commercial Litigation, and Litigation - Intellectual
Property; Peer Rating of AV Preeminent® for Ethical Standards and Legal
Ability by Martindale-Hubbell®; and recognized as a 2013 IP Star
by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, McBride served on active duty with the
U.S. Army as First Lieutenant, Ordnance from 1985-1988. He is a graduate
of the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he received his
J.D., magna cum laude, and Mississippi State University, holding
a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. He is a member of the Mississippi Bar
Association, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Defense
Research Institute, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association and American
McBride is a member of Highlands Presbyterian Church, P.C.A., Ridgeland,
Mississippi and volunteers with the Rotary Club of North Jackson and
Mission Mississippi, Madison County. He is married to Mary Allen McBride
and they have three children.
About Telapex, Inc.
Telapex, Inc., a Ridgeland, Mississippi-based telecommunications holding
company, provides, through its’ subsidiaries, wireless, local telephone
exchange, broadband, Internet, video and long distance services. A
privately held Mississippi corporation, Telapex, Inc. has provided
telecommunications services to portions of Mississippi, and today in
other states, for over 50 years, beginning with the 1959 purchase of a
telephone system in the south Delta. Telapex, Inc.’s subsidiaries
include C Spire, Franklin Telephone Company, Inc., Delta Telephone
Company, Inc., and C Spire Fiber.
About C Spire
C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services
company that provides world-class, customer-inspired wireless
communications, 1 Gigabit consumer Internet access as well as a full
suite of Internet, wireless and Internet and data services for
businesses. This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news.
For more information about C Spire, visit www.cspire.com.
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