Patricia L. Higgins has been a director since August 2020. Ms. Higgins was President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Switch and Data Facilities, Inc., a provider of neutral interconnection and colocation services, from September 2000 until her retirement in February 2004. During 1999 and 2000, Ms. Higgins served as Executive Vice President of The Gartner Group and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Research Board, a segment of The Gartner Group. From 1997 to 1999, she served as Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Alcoa Inc., and from 1995 to 1997, she served as Vice President and President (Communications Market Business Unit) of Unisys Corporation. Between 1977 and 1995, she served in various managerial positions, including Corporate Vice President and Group Vice President (State of New York) for Verizon (NYNEX) and Vice President, International Sales Operations (Lucent) for AT&T Corporation/Lucent. Additionally, she has served on the boards of Barnes & Noble, Inc.; Internap Network Services Corporation; the Dali Museum; Visteon Corporation; Delta Air Lines, Inc.; and SpectraSite Communications, Inc. and currently serves on the Boards of The Travelers Companies, Inc. and DyCom Industries, Inc. In determining Ms. Higgins’ qualifications to serve on our Board, the Board considered her background as a public company Chief Executive Officer and Chief Information Officer, her senior executive-level positions in telecommunications, computing and information technology, and her extensive board experience, knowledge of accounting and financial controls, corporate finance and strategy, and depth of understand of the operation and management of public companies.
Leslie McIntosh is Vice President of Human Resources for CoreSite. Leslie joined CoreSite in March 2020, and is responsible for the company’s human resources function and creating business-aligned people strategies in support of long-term growth. Leslie brings more than 25 years of experience in defining and driving innovative human resources vision and strategy. Prior to joining CoreSite, Leslie was SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer for BioScrip, a publicly traded healthcare company and Vice President, Human Resources, for DigitalGlobe, a division of Maxar Technology. She also held roles of increasing responsibility at Vail Resorts, MWH (now part of Stantec), Janus Henderson Investors and American Century Investments. Leslie received a BS in Business and Human Resources, magna cum laude, from Regis University.