Richard Belden, COO and Interim CEO
David Capozzi, General Counsel
Wayne Scott, VP Internal Audit
David Case, VP and CFO
Mel Blackwell, VP Schools and Libraries Program
Craig Davis, VP Rural Health Care Program
Karen Majcher, VP High Cost and Lifeline Programs
Sola King, Director – Human Resources and Administrative Services
Richard A. Belden joined USAC in May 2005 as Chief Operating Officer. He is currently interim CEO. He was general manager of Micron Technology in Manassas, VA. Before that, he was president and chief operating officer at Dominion Semiconductor also in Manassas.
Prior to moving to Northern Virginia, he worked for IBM as Manager of investment analysis, in New York and as Controller of the Software Solutions Division in North Carolina. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Advisory Boards for the Engineering Departments of University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Wayne Scott is the Vice President of Internal Audit. He oversees the audit services for USAC including the High Cost, Lifeline, Schools and Libraries, and Rural Health Care programs as well as the internal operations of the administration of the universal service fund. He has over a decade of audit experience. Prior to joining USAC in 2001, he served as an audit manager for US Airways.
David Case is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer . Prior to joining USAC, he served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Simplexity, a leading on line retailer of wireless devices and plans. Prior to Simplexity, he served as Corporate Controller for MCI, as well as Senior Vice President of Business Operations, leading up to MCI's merger with Verizon. After that merger, he was responsible for developing the approach to consolidate the MCI and Verizon business unit functions, resulting in one streamlined organization. During this time, he also chaired the Finance Diversity Council, leading a group of volunteer professionals who partnered with Human Resources to establish targeted recruiting of diversity candidates, implemented a mentoring program, and sponsored diversity focus activities at all major field locations. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude in Finance, with an accounting concentration, from Monmouth College.
Mel Blackwell is the Vice President of the Schools and Libraries Program for USAC. Prior to joining USAC, he was Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for Lucent Technologies where he directed all of the federal legislative activities for the company. He has a wealth of experience in the telecommunications industry as he formerly held senior operations management positions with AT&T and the Bell system.
Craig Davis is the Vice President of the Rural Health Care Program for USAC. Most recently, he served as the Senior Director responsible for the High Cost Program. Prior to joining USAC in 2002, he worked for a variety of telecommunications companies including a dark fiber provider, a wireless competitive local exchange carrier, and an operator services provider. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University and a Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law.
Karen Majcher is the Vice President of the High Cost and Lifeline programs. She most recently was the Director of the High Cost Program. Prior to joining USAC, she worked in the telecommunications industry. She held a variety of financial positions with both Winstar Communications Corp. and MCI Communications Corp.
Prior to her telecommunications experience, she worked in the securities and investments industry, where she managed the customer investment operations of a large regional bank. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.
Sola King is the Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services. She is responsible for overseeing Human Resources Services and General Corporate and Office Support Services. Prior to joining USAC, she served as an Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and a Senior Human Resources Business Partner in the banking industry.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Language Arts and a Masters in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of Maryland. She also earned a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.