SPRINGFIELD, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 29, 2015– Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK), a global leader in critical communications, today announced The election of Stacia A. Hylton to its Board of Directors at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders, expanding the Board from seven to eight directors.
Hylton recently retired as Director of the United States Marshal Service (USMS), a federal law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice. She was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate in 2010. USMS, with more than 5,400 employees, is responsible for judicial security, fugitive operations, asset forfeitures, prisoner operations and transport and witness security. Previously, she was President of Hylton, Kirk & Associates, a Virginia-based private consulting firm, and served as Federal Detention Trustee in the United States Department of Justice. From 1980 to 2004, Hylton served in progressively responsible positions within USMS.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Stacia to our Board of Directors,” said Vincent D. Kelly, president and chief executive officer of Spok Holdings, Inc. “She is an accomplished executive and will bring extensive operational and management experience in technology, budgeting, procurement, and personnel. Having managed a multi-billion dollar budget and multi-year fiscal planning, we believe she can provide a unique perspective and important insights into government operations and procurement that will help us develop and grow key market segments for our critical communication solutions worldwide.”
Kelly added: “As a thoughtful and knowledgeable leader, we look forward to benefiting from Stacia’s counsel as we continue to position Spok for long-term growth.”