DOROTHEA C. FAIL

PRESIDENT

BIO
Dorothea (Dot) married Charles Fail January 25, 1958. Since that day, Dot has been hands on with all aspects of the family business operations. She has seen the telecommunications industry evolve and is an integral part of FTC's progress and success. Dot is an avid gardener and animal lover.

BIO

Donna is the oldest child of Charles and Dorothea Fail and has worked in telecommunications her entire career. She was a key player in the establishment of Fail Telecommunications in 1992. An accountant by education, Donna served FTC as Chief Financial Officer until 2015. Today, Donna has stepped into her fathers shoes as she oversees the daily operations of FTC and its affiliates as Executive Vice President.

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

DONNA F. ALEXANDER

EDUCATION

B.S.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi - 1980

BIO

Christa rejoined the family business in 2012 as In House Counsel. Christa is the oldest grandchild of Charles and Dorothea Fail, and today serves the organization as General Counsel and Vice President of Operations. In addition to her role at FTC, Christa is a member of the Board of Directors for the Telecommunications Association of the Southeast and the Governmental Affairs Advisory Committee for NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association. Christa is an avid animal lover and animal rights advocate, and in her spare time she enjoys traveling.

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

CHRISTA L. ALEXANDER

EDUCATION

B.A., University of Mississippi - 2008

J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law - 2012

BIO

S. Wesley (Wes) was appointed CEO of Fail Telecommunications in 2016 following the passing of then-CEO, Charles Fail. Wes has served as counsel to both the Fail family personally, and to FTC's corporate operations since 1999.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

S. WESLEY ELLIS

EDUCATION

B.S.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi - 1983

M.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi - 1985

L.L.M. in Taxation, New York University, 1990

J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law - 1989

BIO

Stephanie dove into her accounting career at FTC in 1997. After several years as an accounting clerk, Stephanie's leadership skills and understanding of telecommunications accounting made her a natural fit for Controller. She served as Controller for 15 years before being named Chief Financial Officer in 2016. Stephanie is a key member of the FTC team and a true asset to the telecommunications industry. When she's not in the office, Stephanie enjoys baking (and for that, we are thankful!).

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

STEPHANIE HAND

EDUCATION

B.S.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi - 1996