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.
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 teams handling more than $9 billion of M&A transactions including asset purchases, stock deals, equity investments, debt financings and high yield debt offerings. She has worked on 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.
Ms. Knudsen is an active volunteer Pet Pal and Mentor at the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO), the third largest animal welfare organization in the U.S., where she spends hundreds of hours each year walking and socializing shelter dogs, training new volunteers, and running a website that she created for the volunteers at the HSMO's Chesterfield shelter. She is also a member of the HSMO's Women's Leadership Council. Ms. Knudsen is a member of the Gala Committee that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for the educational outreach programs of Stages St. Louis, a professional St. Louis theatre group.