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 both Cequel III, a telecommunications investment firm that manages Suddenlink, and TierPoint, a nationwide provider of cloud, colocation, and IT solutions. During Ms. Knudsen’s tenure with Suddenlink, Cequel III, and TierPoint, she has overseen the legal work for nearly $25 billion of M&A transactions and a variety of operational and legal matters.
Prior to her current positions, 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 the New York City-based National Football League for several years before joining AAT. Ms. Knudsen worked as an Associate for Smith, Duggan & Johnson (now Smith & Duggan), a litigation boutique firm in Boston, prior to joining the NFL.
Ms. Knudsen is a member of the national Board of Directors of Women in Cable Telecommunications ("WICT"), a nearly 10,000-member national organization that creates bold, self-empowered leaders through advocacy and leadership training. She participates in numerous WICT programs including the WICT Senior Executive Summit at Stanford University, the WICT Leadership Conference, and the WICT Midwest Mentoring Program. Ms. Knudsen is also a member of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications.
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 and is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the American Bar Association. She graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Law, where she was named both an Edward F. Hennessey Scholar and a 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, and was named to the Konosioni Senior Honor Society at Colgate. Ms. Knudsen studied classical piano at Colgate where she gave several solo recitals and currently studies classical piano and performs in recitals at the Webster University Community School of Music.
Ms. Knudsen is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris Animal Foundation, the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to funding humane research studies to improve the health and well-being of companion animals and wildlife all over the world, and serves as Chair of the Board’s Audit Committee and a member of the Board’s Development Committee. Ms. Knudsen is also a member of the Gala Committee that has helped raise millions of dollars over the past several years to benefit the Life Skills/TouchPoint Autism Services division of Easter Seals Midwest, which provides life-changing programs for children and adults on the autism spectrum.
Ms. Knudsen made her Broadway debut as a producer in the 2014 Tony-nominated production of Of Mice and Men starring James Franco and Christopher O’Dowd. She has been an investor and co-producer in the Paris and Tony-award winning Broadway productions of An American in Paris, the Tony-nominated Broadway production of Evita starring Ricky Martin, the Tony-award winning Broadway production of Matilda and the national tour of Matilda, the Tony-award winning Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher and the off-Broadway and national tour of Peter, the Broadway revival of The Color Purple starring Jennifer Hudson, the Australian tour of Driving Miss Daisy starring Dame Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones, and the United Kingdom tour of Driving Miss Daisy.