|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 C Spire.
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 Bar Association.
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.