Inc., Mr. Wood was associated with Cencom. Mr. Wood joined Cencom as President,
Chief Financial Officer and Director and assumed the additional position of
Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 1989. Prior to that time, Mr. Wood
was a partner in Arthur Andersen LLP, certified public accountants, where he
served as Partner-in-Charge of the St. Louis Tax Division from 1973 until
joining Cencom. Mr. Wood is a certified public accountant and a member of the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves as a director
of VanLiner Group, Inc., First State Bank and Gaylord Entertainment Company. Mr.
Wood also serves as Commissioner for the Missouri Department of Conservation. He
is also a past Chairman of the Board and former director of the St. Louis
College of Pharmacy. Mr. Wood graduated with honors from Washington University
(St. Louis) School of Business.
DAVID G. BARFORD is Senior Vice President Operations of Charter
Communications, Inc. -- Western Division, where he has primary responsibility
for all cable operations in the Central, Western, North Central and MetroPlex
Regions. Prior to joining Charter Communications, Inc., he served as Vice
President of Operations and New Business Development for Comcast Cable, where he
held various senior marketing and operating roles over an eight-year period. Mr.
Barford received a B.A. degree from California State University, Fullerton and
an M.B.A. from National University in La Jolla, California.
MARY PAT BLAKE is Senior Vice President -- Marketing and Programming of
Charter Communications, Inc. and is responsible for all aspects of marketing,
sales and programming and advertising sales. Prior to joining Charter in August
1995, Ms. Blake was active in the emerging business sector, and formed Blake
Investments, Inc. in September 1993, which created, operated and sold a branded
coffeehouse and bakery. From September 1990 to August 1993, Ms. Blake served as
Director -- Marketing for Brown Shoe Company. Ms. Blake has 18 years of
experience with senior management responsibilities in marketing, sales, finance,
systems, and general management with companies such as The West Coast Group,
Pepsico Inc.-Taco Bell Division, General Mills, Inc. and ADP Network Services,
Inc. Ms. Blake received a B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota, and an
M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Business School.
ERIC A. FREESMEIER joined Charter Communications, Inc. as Senior Vice
President -- Administration in April 1998 and is responsible for human
resources, public relations and communications, corporate facilities and
aviation. From 1986 until joining Charter Communications, Inc., he served in
various executive management positions at Edison Brothers Stores, Inc., a
specialty retail company. His most recent position was Executive Vice
President -- Human Resources and Administration. From 1974 to 1986, Mr.
Freesmeier held management and executive positions with Montgomery Ward, a
national mass merchandise retailer, and its various subsidiaries. Mr. Freesmeier
holds Bachelor of Business degrees in marketing and industrial relations from
the University of Iowa and a Masters of Management degree in finance from
Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
THOMAS R. JOKERST is Senior Vice President -- Advanced Technology
Development of Charter Communications, Inc. Prior to his appointment to this
position, Mr. Jokerst held the position of Senior Vice President -- Engineering
since December 1993. Prior to joining Charter, from March 1991 to March 1993,
Mr. Jokerst served as Vice President -- Office of Science and Technology for
CableTelevision Laboratories in Boulder, Colorado. From June 1976 to March 1993,
Mr. Jokerst was Director of Engineering for the midwest region of Continental
Cablevision. Mr. Jokerst participates in professional activities with the NCTA,
SCTE and Cable Television Laboratories. Mr. Jokerst is a graduate of Ranken