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Lexington, Kentucky Economic Development Conference Series, Community Fiber Toolkit



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Registrations for the
Conference Include:
  Participating Partners,
Sponsors & Exhibitors:

Executive Director – PANGAEA Internet

Director of Telecommunications – Computer Services, Inc.

Senior Advisor – The Mayor’s Office, City of Lexington, KY

Executive Director – NextCentury Cities

EDA Director – City of Winthrop, MN

Vice President & COO – iTV-3

Library Director – City of Chattanooga, TN

Vice President, Development & Planning – Connected Nation

Telecommunications Initiative Manager – Appalachian Regional Commission

Founder & Partner/Cho-Chair – APA Smart City Task Force

CEO – One Community

Vice President – Digital Works

Senior Vice President, Telecom Division – Jackson Energy Authority

Systems Director of Marketing and Communications – Kentucky Community and College System

Director of Cloud & Services Marketing – ADTRAN

CEO & Founder – Glen Echo Group

Founder and Principal – Digital Village Associates; Gigabit Libraries Network

President – The Baller Herbst Law Group, P.C.

Former RUS Administrator and Vice Chair – Broadband Communities

President and CEO – Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative (MBC)

CEO – Korcett Holdings, Inc.

Executive Director – ConnectKentucky

Director, Community Broadband Networks – Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy and Outreach – USDA Rural Utilities Services

City Council President – City of Westminster, MD

Principal – The Baller Herbst Law Group

President – OnLight Aurora

Founder and President – Strategic Networks Group Inc.

Member Select Board – Town of Leverett, MA

Managing Director – KC Digital Drive

Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Telecommunications and Information – U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Executive Vice President – Smithville Fiber

Director of Information Technology and GIS – Gloucester County, VA

Executive Director – Next Century Cities

Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Data Architecture - MCNC

Chief Technology Officer – C Spire

President – CTC Technology & Energy

Partner – Ronin

Founder – Wholesale Economic Development

Director of Workforce Solutions – Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Lexington, KY

Senior Managing Director – Macquarie Capital Markets Canada

CEO – Declaration Networks Group, Inc.

Senior VP of Marketing and Business Development – Magellan Advisors

Administrative Assistant – Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Lexington, KY

CEO – Declaration Networks Group, Inc.

Project Director – CLIC

Market Director of Communications – Henkels & McCoy, Inc.

Manager, Emerging Sales – Power & Tel

Business Development – TE Connectivity

Broadband Program Manager – Center for Innovative Technology

Business Development Engineer – Engineering Associates, Inc.

President and CEO – Tucows Inc.

General Manager, Public Finance, Technology Funding – DASNY.ORG

President – Magellan Advisors

District Sales Manager – Power & Tel

Director and Founder – The Light Brigade

Vice President, Technical Operations – Korcett

Vice President of Sales – ex2 Technology

CEO – Ting Internet

President – The View Forward – Go Forward

President & Leading FTTH Researcher – RVA LLC

Founder & President – ECC Technologies Inc.

Associate – The Baller Herbst Law Group, P.C.

Executive Director – Broadband (SHLB) Coalition

Vice President, On Campus Solutions – Korcett

Chief Technology Officer – Cincinnati Bell
CTO, Associate Vice President – University of Kentucky
Public Relations Coordinator – City of Fort Collins, CO
Vice Chair, Board of Supervisors – Gloucester County (VA)
Economic Development Manager – Hot Springs Metro Partnership (AR)
CIO – Hazard Community & Technology College (KY)
Assistant Vice President, Information Technology Coordinator – Middlefork Financial Group
Regional Manager – Ervin Cable Construction, LLC

Director, Workforce Solutions – Ashland Community & Technology College (KY)
President – Applied Communications
Director, Economic Development – Gloucester County (VA)
Promise Zone Coordinator – Kentucky Highlands Investment Corp.
CIO, AFO – Leslie County Schools, Hyden, KY
Director, National Accounts – Black & Veatch
President – OnLight Aurora
Professor – UC2B, University of Illinois
Director – OFS
Director of Strategic Partnerships – All West Communications
Information Technology Manager – Hazard Community & Technical College (KY)
President, Common Council – City of Westminster, MD
General Manager – Crystal Clear
Sr. VP of Sales – LightRiver Technologies, Inc.
Administrative Analyst – City of Vallejo, CA
Executive Director – Chattanooga Public Library
Managing Director – Verto Partners
Instructor – The Light Brigade
VP of Sales  –  Multilink
Executive Director – On Trac, Inc.
Economic Policy and Project Manager – City of Fort Collins, CO
Vice President & General Manager – Engineering Associates
Strategic Finance Manager – City of Fort Collins, CO
SE Central USBN Sales – Corning Optical Communications
CEO – On Trac, Inc.
Sales Manager –  Multilink
Marketing Communications Coordinator – Home Telecom

Executive VP
 – Ex2 Technology LLC

Broadband Member – Haywood Economic Development Council, Waynesville, NC

Director of Business Development – Security Coverage, Cedar Rapids, IA
Fellow – Brookings Institute
Sr. Vice President & GM Consumer Markets – Cincinnati Bell
VP of Business Development – Jackson Energy Cooperative
County Planner – Yancey County Government, Burnsville, NC
Business Development Manager - Metronet
State Broadband Policy Coordinator – Connecticut Office of Consumer Counsel
Operations Supervisor – LUS Fiber
Vice President, Operations/Telecom – G4S Secure Integration
Manager, Economic Development – City Utilities of Springfield, MO
Executive Director – Haywood Economic Development Council, Waynesville, NC
Superintendent – Sebewaing Light and Water (MI)
Dean of Occupational Technologies & Workforce Solutions – Hazard Community & Technical College (KY)
Business Development Manager – The Solarity Group
VP Consumer Product Operations – Cincinnati Bell
Consulting Engineer Program Director – Calix
General Manager & CEO – Morristown Utilities Commission
Director of Telecommunications – Black & Veatch
Chief of Network Operations – State of Illinois, Central Management Services
Sr. Consultant – The Solarity Group
Workforce Liaison – Hazard Community & Technical College (KY)
Sales Engineer – Calix
Partner – Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Cloud & Services Marketing - ADTRAN
Chief Technology Strategist - MCNC
Regional Sales Manager – Calix
Sr. Director of Sales, National/Strategic Accounts – G4S Secure Integration
Project Manager – Black & Veatch
Solutions Marketing Director – Calix
Executive Engagement Leader – Fujitsu
Telecom Program Management – Henkels & McCoy, Inc.
Vice President – eX2 Technology

CEO – Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative
CEO – Glasgow EPB
General Manager – Greenlight
Professor – SE Kentucky Community & Technical College
Deputy Secretary – Kentucky State Government/Kentucky Emerging Technology
Executive Director – Kentucky State Government/Kentucky Emerging Technology
Vice President – Dycom Industries, Inc.
Manager, Home Services – C Spire
Electrical Engineer Aide Spec I – LUS Fiber
Mayor – City of Champaign, IL
President & Chairman – Siklu Communications
County Manager – Yancey County, NC
Principal – NBT Solutions
Trustee – Village of Buffalo, IL
President & CEO – MCNC
CEO – First Solutions P3, Inc.
Founder – Silica Broadband
Director of Business Development – Siklu Communications
VP of Engineering & Technical Services – Gibson EMC
Vice President, Operations – Finley Engineering
Chief Marketing Officer – COS Systems
CTO – First Solutions P3, Inc.
VP of Commercial Sales – NewWave Communications
Director of Marketing & Product Management – Siklu Communications
Marketing Specialist – ETI Software Solutions
Professional Services Manager – OFS
VP Business Development – First Solutions P3, Inc.

Board Member – Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce (KY)
Managing Member – Broadband Collaborative, LLC
Plant Manager – Gearheart Communications
CIO – City of Vallejo, CA
Client Manager – KLJ Engineering
Solutions PM – Fujitsu
Director of Carrier, Wholesale & National Accounts – New Wave Communications
Manager, Data Solutions, Private Cable – Advanced Media Technologies
Vice President – Gearheart Communications
Sales Manager – Advanced Media Technologies
VP of Consulting – Vantage Point Solutions
Vice President – Virtual Gateway Labs
CEO – MTC Communications
Manager, Customer Relations – Vantage Point Solutions
CTO – Shelby Broadband
Manager, Technology Funding – DASNY.ORG
Vice Chair – First Solutions P3, Inc.
Associate – Macquarie Capital Markets Canada
Marketing Executive – Gearheart Communications
CEO – Extra Mile Fiber
PMP – New Light Technologies 
Sales Manager – Fujitsu
Director of Sales – PEG Bandwidth
Chairman – First Solutions P3, Inc.
Product Technology Manager – AFL
Sales – Preformed Line Products
President – Engineering Associates LLC

Senior Vice President – Macquarie Capital Markets Canada
IT Manager – City of Burlington, WA
Chief Marketing Officer – OptiLink
Mayor – City of Burlington, WA
Executive Director – OneNet
President – Shelby Broadband
Vice President – Macquarie Capital Markets Canada
VP, Business Development – Extra Mile Fiber

Strategy & Outreach Consultant – Kentucky Housing Corporation
Manager of Application Engineering – Clearfield
Telecommunications Superintendent – Owensboro Municipal Utilities
Senior Design Specialist – TELUS
Chief Information Officer – Town of Highlands, NC
Graduate Assistant – Virginia Tech
Branch Manager – Ladd Engineering Associates, Inc.
Communications Technician – Owensboro Municipal Utilities
MIS/GIS Field Technician – Town of Highlands, NC
Principal – Rare Comet LLC
Vice President – Ladd Engineering Associates, Inc.
Town Clerk – Town of Highlands, NC
Business Development Manager – Alcatel-Lucent

Senior Consultant – Ledcor Technical Services
Operations Branch Chief – USDA, RUS
Executive Director – Kentucky Telecom Association
Broadband Coordinator – USDA, RUS
Director of Economic Development – TCT
Loan Specialist – USDA, RUS Telecom
Bureau Chief – Federal Communications Commission
CTO – MuniNet Fiber Agency
Deputy Assistant Administrator – RUS
Regional Planner II – New River Valley Regional Commission
Engineer – E-tel
Sr. Vice President – NTSG, Inc.
CIO – E-tel
State Director – USDA, RUS
Digital Services Specialist – City of Lexington, KY
Sales Manager – NTSG, Inc.
Vice President – Magellan Advisors
Account Executive – Keller McIntyre & Associates
Vice President, Operations – NTSG, Inc.
Manager – LTS
City Engagement Manager – Google Fiber
Senior Broadband Consultant – ECC Technologies
Director of Engineering – STS/AtLink Services
VP, Business Development – CNX
CEO – SiFi Networks
President – SiFi Networks
Managing Director – CNX
Community Program Specialist – USDA, Rural Development
VP Business Development – Ledcor
Regional Sales Manager – Calix
Marketing & Communications Associate, NoaNet
Sr. Development Specialist – City of Dayton, Office of Economic Development
Manager, Partnerships and Interagency Affairs – NTIA
Projects Coordinator – Pennyrile ADD
Senior Consultant – CTC Technology & Energy
Managing Director – KeyBanc Capital Markets
Sr. Policy Analyst – NASCIO
Principal Instigator – UC2B
Business Development – Alcatel-Lucent
Managing Director – S. Central Alabama Broadband Commission (SCABC)
IT Director – Town of Holly Springs, NC
Chief Information Officer & Director – Howard County Government
Sales Representative – Southeastern Sales & Marketing
Pricing & Sales Specialist – MacLean Highline
Director – Governor’s Office of Broadband Development
Sales Manager – ADTRAN
CIO – Wake County Government
CEO – Connected Nation Exchange (CNX)
Principal – Baller Herbst Stokes & Lide
CFO – Hayneville Fiber Transport, Inc.
Community Relations Coordinator – Jackson Energy Cooperative
COO & President – Hayneville Fiber Transport, Inc.
Regional Sales Manager – Clearfield, Inc.
COO – First Solutions
Application Engineer – Clearfield, Inc.
Director of Business Development – Smart Communication Systems, LLC
Senior Consultant – Thomas P. Miller & Associates
Director of Entrepreneurial Development – Alice Lloyd College
Regional Sales Manager – Zhone Technologies, Inc.
Deputy of Service Director – City of Fairlawn, OH
Secretary – Kentucky State Government/Finance & Administration Cabinet
CTO – Smithville Fiber

Southeast Expansion Lead – Google Fiber
President & CEO – The Center for Rural Development
Director – Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, University of Kentucky
Business Development Manager, Carrier Networks – Corning
Computer Analyst – LFUCG Computer Services
Student Journalist – Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, University of Kentucky
Information Technology Manager – LFUCG Computer Services
Vice President – IPiFony Systems, Inc.
Director, Product Marketing – PEG Bandwidth
Senior Analyst – Harvey M. Rose Associates, LLC
General Field Representative, Tennessee – USDA Rural Utilities Services
Lead Network Engineer – IPiFony Systems, Inc.
Author, Technology Analyst –
Director of Marketing – R&D Fiber Solutions
Regional Manager – Smart Communication Systems, LLC

Business Development – Sigma Technologies
FOA Trainer – Fiber Optic Association
VP, Engineering – TDC2, LLC
CEO – Medina County Fiber Network (OH)
Student – University of Kentucky
President – Smart Communication Systems, LLC
Gov. Board Representative – Community Telecom Services
Attorney – The Law Firm of Linda K. Ain
General Manager – Monte R. Lee & Company
FOA Board of Directors – The Fiber Optic Association
CEO – OneCommunity
Director Special Programs – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)
Executive Director for Business and Rural Development – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV)
CDBG Administrator Kentucky – L & C Management
President – Sunstone Finance
Sr. Vice President – Alcatel Lucent
Vice President, ISG – Ledcor Technical Services


Free Workshops

Drawing Leaders From a
12-State Region

  • Kentucky is seizing its own broadband destiny

  • State on the cusp of a new broadband era

  • Kentucky’s new fiber ring will set off a boom in broadband construction

  • Lexington set to become the next gigabit city



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Lexington, Kentucky 40507
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Non-Stop Flights to Lexington

Blue Grass Airport offers non-stop flights from 14 airports with convenient connections from business destinations worldwide.
Atlanta Delta Air Lines
Charlotte US Airways
Chicago (ORD) American Eagle, United Airlines
Dallas American Eagle
Detroit Delta Air Lines
Ft. Lauderdale Allegiant
Houston United Airlines
Myrtle Beach Allegiant
New York (LGA) Delta Air Lines
Orlando (Sanford) Allegiant
Philadelphia US Airways
Punta Gorda, FL Allegiant
Tampa Bay Allegiant
Washington, DC Delta Air Lines

Why Lexington?
It’s set to become the next gigabit city . . .
And Kentucky is getting a new 3,000 mile fiber ring!

Conference Week of 9/14:

Monday, 9/14
Registration Open • Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 9/15
Preconference Day • Workshops, Seminars • Evening Reception

Wednesday, 9/16
Main Event Sessions • Breakfast • Breaks • Luncheon • Evening Reception

Thursday, 9/17
Main Event Sessions • Breakfast • Breaks • Luncheon

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