Michael J. Birck, 72, chairman and co-founder of Tellabs. Chairman since 2000; chief executive officer 2002-2004; chief executive officer and president 1975-2000. Director, Molex Incorporated. M.S.E.E., New York University; B.S.E.E., Purdue University. Tellabs director since 1975.
Bo Hedfors, 66, president of Hedfone Consulting, Inc. (telecom and Internet consulting) 2002-2009. President, Motorola Networks 1998-2002; president and chief executive officer of Ericsson, Inc. 1994-1998; chief technology officer of LM Ericsson 1990-1993. M.S.E.E., Chalmers University of Technology. Tellabs director since 2003.
Frank Ianna, 60, chief executive officer of Attila Technologies LLC since 2007. President of AT&T Network Services 1998-2003; various executive and senior management positions at AT&T 1990-1998; various management and staff positions at AT&T 1972-1998. Director, Clearwire Corporation and Sprint Nextel. M.S.E.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.E.E.E., Stevens Institute of Technology. Tellabs director since 2004.
Linda Wells Kahangi, 46, executive director of Alpha Phi International Fraternity since 2009. President of New Edge Networks, an EarthLink subsidiary, 2007-2008; executive vice president and general manager of business solutions at EarthLink 2005-2007; executive vice president of operations 2000-2005; vice president of engineering at MindSpring 1999-2000; various management positions at Netcom 1996-1999; Sybase 1994-1996; Amdahl 1992-1994; GTE 1987-1992. M.B.A., St. Mary's College; B.S., Iowa State University. Tellabs director since 2006.
Fred A. Krehbiel, 68, co-chairman of Molex Incorporated since 1999. Co-chairman and chief executive officer 2004-2005; chairman of the board and chief executive officer 1993-1999; vice chairman and chief executive officer 1988-1993. Director, DeVry, Inc. 1996-2008. B.A., Lake Forest College. Tellabs director since 1985.
Michael E. Lavin, 64, Midwest area managing partner KPMG LLP 1993-2002. Partner 1977-2002. Director, Integrys Energy Group, Inc. Director, SPSS, Inc. 2005-2009. B.B.A., University of Wisconsin. Tellabs director since 2003.
Stephanie Pace Marshall, Ph.D., 64, founding president and president emerita of Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy since 1986. Ph.D., Loyola University; M.A., University of Chicago; B.A., Queens College. Tellabs director since 1996.
Robert W. Pullen, 47, president and chief executive officer since 2008. Vice president and general manager of global services 2005-2008; senior vice president of North American sales 2002-2005; various management, engineering and sales positions 1985-2002. Chairman emeritus, executive board of Telecommunications Industry Association. M.B.A., Northwestern University; B.S.E.E., University of Illinois. Tellabs director since 2008.
William F. Souders, 81, chairman and chief executive officer of Emery Air Freight Corporation 1988-1989. Executive vice president and director at Xerox Corporation 1974-1986. B.A., Lake Forest College. Tellabs director since 1990.
Jan H. Suwinski, 68, professor of Business and Operations, Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management since 1996. Chairman, Siecor Corporation, 1992-1996. Executive vice president of OptoElectronics Group, Corning Incorporated 1990-1996. Director, Thor Industries, Inc. and ACI Worldwide, Inc. M.B.A. and B.M.E., Cornell University. Tellabs director since 1997.
Board of Directors Structure and Process
Tellabs operates under the direction of its Board of Directors.
Each director who is not an officer of the Company receives an annual retainer for board service and for committee service. In addition, each committee chair receives an annual retainer. Each director receives equity compensation. (Details can be found in the Tellabs 2010 proxy statement.)
The board has an audit and ethics committee, a nominating and governance committee and a compensation committee.
Members of the audit and ethics committee are Michael Lavin – Chair, Linda Wells Kahangi, William Souders and
Members of the nominating and governance committee are Stephanie Pace Marshall – Chair, Bo Hedfors, Frank Ianna, Linda Wells Kahangi and Fred Krehbiel.
Members of the compensation committee are William Souders – Chair, Bo Hedfors, Michael Lavin, Stephanie Pace Marshall and Jan Suwinski.
Corporate Governance and Bylaws
Tellabs is committed to remaining responsive to stockholders, strengthening our corporate governance and adopting the best practices of major public companies. The nominating and governance committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending Tellabs governance practices to the Board. The nominating and governance committee discusses Tellabs corporate governance at each committee meeting.