Keith Galitz Joins CHR Solutions Board of Directors
Houston, Texas; July 28, 2011
CHR Solutions is pleased to announce the election of Keith Galitz to its Board of Directors. An industry leader with more than 30 years of diverse experience in the telecommunications industry, Mr. Galitz replaces Director Nick Punyamurthy who has served on the CHR board since 2008.
“Keith brings tremendous leadership skills and a breadth of management experience to our organization. He has consistently been a forerunner in adopting change and is a thought-leader in the field of communications and emerging technologies,” said James Taylor, Chairman and CEO, CHR Solutions.
Mr. Galitz’s significant legal, operational and senior management experience spans three decades in the telecommunications industry. Since 2004, he has served as the president and general manager of Canby Telcom—a CHR shareholder. Canby’s shareholder status resulted from CHR’s 2010 asset acquisition of Western Datapro, Inc., of which Canby held an ownership interest.
Prior to Canby, he served for two years as President, Oregon Division of Advanced TelCom Group. He spent 25 years with Mountain Bell/US West/Qwest in various management positions including Vice President – Mountain Division and subsequently Vice President General Counsel for US WEST Direct, and General Manager – Wholesale Division with Qwest.
Prior to joining the Bell System, Mr. Galitz practiced law in various capacities including serving as a Trial Attorney for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. He holds a BBA from the University of North Texas, earned his JD from Baylor University School of Law, and is a Graduate of the Harvard University School of Business Advanced Management Program.
CHR’s external board of directors also includes: David Boatner – former executive of WilTel, McLeod-USA (NASDAQ:MCLD), & Splitrock Services, Don Benson – former senior vice president of Aetna (NYSE:AET) and Cigna (NYSE:CI), and CAO of Methodist Healthcare, C. Roger Hutton, - chairman and CEO, NetAmerica Alliance, LLC, and James J. Pendergast, Jr. – former CEO/Co-Founder of Fiber America, Inc. CHR’s two internal directors are Chairman and CEO James Taylor and President and COO Arun Pasrija.
About CHR Solutions:
CHR Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of services and solutions to communications service providers around the world. CHR is a comprehensive, single-source provider of business consulting, engineering, software and IT managed services. CHR’s team of industry experts helps clients grow revenues, reduce costs, improve operations, manage risk, and align technology. CHR serves more than 900 clients, and employs over 500 team members, with 13 offices and two network operating centers in seven states and two countries.