Executive Committee

USAC’s Executive Committee consists of up to ten USAC board members: the Chair of the Audit Committee, the Chair of the High Cost & Low Income Committee, the Chair of the Rural Health Care Committee, the Chair of the Schools & Libraries Committee, the Chair of the USAC Board, the Vice-Chair of the USAC Board, the Secretary of the USAC Board, the Treasurer of the USAC Board, the most recent past Chair of the USAC Board, and the chief executive officer of USAC. A board member may hold more than one officer and/or programmatic committee Chair or Vice Chair position at the same time, hence, the Executive Committee may consist of fewer than nine members at any given time. Minutes for the Executive Committee meetings are available online.

Members of the Committee

Name Representing
Ken Mason Chair – USAC BOD
Julie Tritt Schell Vice Chair – USAC BOD, Chair – Audit Committee
Olivia Wein Secretary – USAC BOD,  Chair – High Cost & Low Income Committee
Dr. Joan Wade Treasurer – USAC BOD
Dr. Kathy Wibberly Chair – Rural Health Care Committee
Dr. Dan Domenech Chair – Schools & Libraries Committee
Radha Sekar Chief Executive Officer

The Executive Committee has the power and authority to act on behalf of USAC to make decisions concerning:

  • authorize the preparation and issuance of Requests for Proposals (RFP);
  • review and approve procurements and contracts in excess of $100,000 on behalf of the USAC Board of Directors (the USAC Board of Directors has authorized the USAC CEO to approve and sign contracts up to $100,000);
  • consider and take action regarding personnel issues;
  • develop and recommend to the Board a long-range business plan and implement as directed by the Board;
  • review initial budget and other financial information;
  • operate and manage the business of USAC in the ordinary course of business; and
  • any additional authority delegated to the Executive Committee by a resolution of the Board.

However, in no event shall such committee:

  • have the power to approve, adopt, or recommend to USAC’s stockholder(s) any action required under Delaware law to be submitted to stockholders for approval, or
  • have the power to adopt, amend, or repeal any USAC by-laws.