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Meet Our Leadership Team

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Our Leadership Team holds the vital role of representing the interests of our employees, customers and shareholders.

As a result, we as a company are empowered to do what is right for our customers and community. We strive to provide excellent service, innovative solutions and value our work.


Meet the Leadership Team of Alaska Communications who help inspire these values and lead by example.

Bill Bishop

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Bill Bishop Bill Bishop serves as Interim Chief Executive Officer, overseeing and providing executive level leadership for business operations including revenue across all market segments, customer service, network and IT.

Mr. Bishop joined Alaska Communications in August 2004 and has served in several leadership roles in consumer and business sales and operations, including most recently serving as senior vice president of customer and revenue management prior to becoming COO in April 2019.

Mr. Bishop brings more than 25 years of telecom and business leadership experience to Alaska Communications, including positions at AT&T, McCaw Communications, and a federal government logistics contracting company. Mr. Bishop serves on the board of directors for the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce and as chairman of the board for Alaska Business Week. Mr. Bishop holds a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences from University of Alaska Anchorage.

Laurie Butcher

Senior Vice President, Finance

Laurie Butcher Laurie Butcher serves as Senior Vice President, Finance, leading the company’s revenue, treasury and finance departments. Ms. Butcher joined Alaska Communications in 1997, and has served in several leadership roles, most recently as Vice President, Finance and Controller, before taking her current role in November 2015. Ms. Butcher is responsible for accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and more for Alaska Communications, in addition to leading strategy for Free Cash Flow growth and EBITDA margin expansion.

Ms. Butcher brings more than 25 years of finance expertise to Alaska Communications, including roles in public accounting at Price Waterhouse and Deloitte & Touche and as controller for Teamsters Local 959. Ms. Butcher serves as a management trustee for the Alaska Electrical Trust Fund and the Money Purchase Plan. A lifelong Alaskan, she holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alaska and is a licensed CPA.

Leonard Steinberg

Senior Vice President, Legal, Regulatory & Government Affairs

Leonard Steinberg Leonard Steinberg serves as Senior Vice President, Legal, Regulatory & Government Affairs for Alaska Communications (NASDAQ ALSK). Mr. Steinberg joined Alaska Communications in 2000 and is responsible for the company's legal affairs and risk management functions. Mr. Steinberg's legal responsibilities include compliance with SEC and NASDAQ rules, corporate organization, compliance with all telecommunications laws, corporate transactions, and litigation. Mr. Steinberg's risk management duties include oversight of contract administration, real estate management, insurance coverage, safety programs, OSHA/EPA compliance, and emergency planning.

Before joining Alaska Communications, Mr. Steinberg was of Counsel with Brena, Bell and Clarkson, P.C., in Anchorage, Alaska, where he represented telecommunications and energy clients. Previously, Mr. Steinberg was a partner at Hosie, Wes, Sacks and Brelsford (since acquired by Perkins Coie) where he focused on oil and gas royalty and tax disputes while working out of the firm's offices in Anchorage, Alaska and San Francisco, California.

Mr. Steinberg holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California's Hastings College of Law. He also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, a Master of Business Administration degree from U.C. Berkley's Haas School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California at Santa Cruz. Mr. Steinberg is an active member of the bar in both Alaska and California.

Diedre Williams

Vice President, Human Resources

Diedre Williams Diedre Williams serves as Vice President, Human Resources for Alaska Communications. Ms. Williams joined Alaska Communications in 2003. She provides senior level executive management of employee and labor relations, compensation and benefits and employee development programs.

Ms. Williams has more than 10 years of telecommunications leadership experience with a focus on building teams and creating strong, effective relationships with Alaska Communications’ counterparts. Her work helps ensure achievement of strategic initiatives and brings great value to customers, employees and shareholders.

Prior to this role, Ms. Williams held various positions with Alaska Communications in labor relations and risk management, and spent more than three years as director, human resource operations.

Ms. Williams serves on the Boys and Girls Clubs – Alaska board and is a trustee for the Alaska Electrical Health and Welfare Program.

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