Executive Vice President and Secretary
Wendy Knudsen has served as Executive Vice President and Secretary of Suddenlink since May 2005, and has ultimate oversight of the legal function at Suddenlink with the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Suddenlink reporting to her. Ms. Knudsen also serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Cequel III, LLC, a telecommunications management firm, and oversees the legal functions of Cequel III and its managed companies, which include Suddenlink and TierPoint, LLC.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Knudsen served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of AAT Communications, the then largest privately-held telecommunications tower company in the country that was managed by Cequel III from 2002 until AAT was sold to SBA Communications in April 2006. Ms. Knudsen was Associate Counsel - Legal and Business Affairs for New York City-based National Football League Properties Inc. for several years before joining AAT Communications. Ms. Knudsen worked as an Associate for Smith, Duggan & Johnson (now Smith & Duggan), a litigation boutique firm in Boston, prior to joining the NFL.
During Ms. Knudsen's tenure with Suddenlink and Cequel III, she has overseen the legal work for more than $15 billion of M&A transactions including asset purchases, stock deals, equity investments, debt financings and high yield debt offerings. Additionally, she handles a wide variety of operational and legal transactions and works with the General Counsel of Suddenlink to ensure that the legal department of Suddenlink provides a full array of in-house services for the business units.
Ms. Knudsen is a member of the California, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey and New York state bars, as well as the United States Supreme Court bar. Ms. Knudsen is a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the American Bar Association. She graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Law, where she was named an Edward F. Hennessey Scholar and G. Joseph Tauro Scholar. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Colgate University with a double major in International Relations and Spanish, and was named to the Konosioni Senior Honor Society.
Ms. Knudsen is an inaugural Co-chair of the Circle of Discovery for the Morris Animal Foundation, the largest nonprofit foundation dedicated to funding research studies that advance veterinary care for companion animals, horses, and wildlife all over the world. Ms. Knudsen is a member of the Gala Committee that has helped to raise more than $250,000 annually over the past few years to benefit Life Skills/TouchPoint Autism Services’ life-changing programs for children and adults on the autism spectrum. She is also a member of the Gala Committee that has helped to raise several million dollars over the past decade for the educational outreach programs of Stages St. Louis, a professional St. Louis theatre group.