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Roger H. Moore, of Baltimore, Maryland, has more than 40 years of experience and significant expertise in general management, sales, technology and strategic planning in the computer science and telecommunications industries. He earned a bachelor’s degree in general science from Virginia Tech in 1970, though he is a proud member of the class of 1964. His remarkable career began at IBM in 1965. In 1967, Moore enlisted in the U.S. Army Security Agency, serving for five years and attaining the rank of captain while stationed at the National Security Agency.

He then returned to IBM where he worked in a number of sales and management positions. Moore later worked in Toronto as president of AT&T Canada and Nortel Networks Corp as president of Northern Telecom Japan, among other key positions at both companies.In 1995, Moore was named president and chief executive officer of Illuminet Holdings Inc., a telecommunications services company that he led to one of the most successful public offerings in 1999. Moore remains involved in industry activities and has served as a director on numerous public company boards, including Arbinet Corp., Tut Systems Inc., Illuminet Holdings, and Western Digital Corp. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Consolidated Communications Inc. and Verisign Inc.

An avid supporter of Virginia Tech, Moore is a member of the College of Science Dean’s Roundtable Advisory Board and the university’s Legacy Society. He attributes his involvement in and support for the College of Science, the Corps of Cadets, and the German Club to the impact each organization had and continues to have on his life and career. Community involvement has always been an important part of Moore’s life. He supports several children’s causes, as well as the performing arts, having served as a board member for the Colorado Symphony, the Tacoma Opera Association in Washington state, and local school organizations. 

Robert Moore