Our Leadership
Our Leadership Team

Kathy S. Lane

Ms. Lane has served on our Board of Directors since July 2013. Ms. Lane also serves on the Board of Directors of Bob Evans Farms, Inc., where she is a member of the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees, and on the Board of Directors of Armstrong Flooring, Inc., where she is a member of the Audit Committee. She has 30 years of IT experience, including CIO roles in the consumer products, financial services, utilities and retail industries. Most recently she was EVP/CIO of TJX Companies, Inc., a specialty apparel retailer, from October 2008 until her retirement in March 2013. Previously she was Group CIO at National Grid USA and SVP/CIO of Gillette Company and before that she held positions of increasing responsibility in IT at General Electric, Pepsi‑Cola International and Procter & Gamble. Ms. Lane has been active in many industry groups, including Oracle's President's Council. From 2002‑2013 she was a member of the CIO Strategy Exchange, a forum sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caulfield Byers and Ostriker von Simson to evaluate emerging, innovative technologies.

In her multiple CIO roles, Ms. Lane had extensive experience with technical strategy, ecommerce technologies, and cyber security, in addition to computer and communications deployment, operations and support. From these CIO roles, Ms. Lane provides the board with a substantial IT background which is valuable as we optimize our core IT service platforms and capabilities.


In an effort to bring awareness to environmental issues while doing what it can to being a part of the solution, EarthLink has undertaken a sustainability initiative – Sustainable EarthLink. We believe that a more green, sustainable workplace uses less energy, creates less waste and creates a culture where employees know that they are making a difference every day – just by showing up to work. In January 2008, EarthLink received gold certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for its green initiatives in the 2nd floor build-out of the Bradley building in Pasadena. Our data center has already adopted initiatives to mitigate EarthLink’s environmental impact. This sustainability program will bring together all of EarthLink’s green efforts and gives each of you an opportunity to participate in our commitment to environmental sustainability.

EarthLink is committed to:

  • Reducing the company's electricity usage - you will see a number of things happening throughout the company to accomplish this goal.
  • Purchasing Renewable Energy Credits - these funds support alternative energy solutions such as wind power, solar power and geothermal power. This will also help offset EarthLink's carbon footprint.
  • Purchasing materials such as copy paper, paper plates and other supplies that have a higher recycled content, and recycling a high percentage of the waste created by our company.

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