Media industry moves
* Craig Ramsey resigned as a director of National CineMedia Inc. in accordance with the U.S. Department of Justice's proposed settlement wit AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. regarding its acquisition of Carmike Cinemas Inc., according to a Dec. 21 SEC filing. Ramsey was designated to the board by American Multi-Cinema Inc. and its affiliates pursuant to the director designation agreement, dated Feb. 13, 2007, between National CineMedia and its founding members, American Multi-Cinema, Cinemark Media Inc. and its affiliates and Regal CineMedia Holdings, LLC and its affiliates.
* Serge Matta, a class III director on the board of comScore Inc., on Dec. 15 resigned from his post. Matta previously also served as executive vice chairman and CEO of the company. Matta's resignation was not the result of any disagreement with the company, according to a Dec. 16 Form 8-K filing.
* Jeffrey Lieberman resigned from Shutterstock Inc.'s board Dec. 13, according to a Dec. 14 SEC filing. Lieberman's decision to resign did not involve any disagreement with the company.
Communications industry moves
* Vonage Holdings Corp. elected Hamid Akhavan to its board of directors, the company said Dec. 22. Akhavan is a partner at Long Arc Capital, a private equity firm specializing in disruptive technology investments. With the addition of Akhavan, Vonage's board will be composed of nine directors, six of whom joined the board in the last five years and eight of whom are independent.
* Verizon Communications Inc.'s board member Donald Nicolaisen will resign from the board, effective Dec. 31. His decision was not based on any disagreement with the company, Verizon said Dec. 20.
* Ralph de la Vega will retire as vice chairman of AT&T Inc., effective Dec. 31. In connection with his retirement, de la Vega entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of the company pursuant to which he agreed not to compete with AT&T and not solicit the company's employees, customers or vendors for 24 months, along with maintaining the confidentiality of AT&T's trade secrets and other confidential information, the company said Dec. 16.