Mary Ellen Player

Vice President Market Management
Consolidated Communications


Mary Ellen R. Player is the vice president for market management and expansion at Consolidated Communications, where she is responsible for all public/private partnership expansion as well as all field sales activities across Consolidated’s 23 state footprint. Prior to joining Consolidated, Player spent 13 years at Google, in a variety of roles across marketing, finance, and operations. Most recently, she served as the city manager for Google Fiber in Charlotte, N.C., which she launched. Before joining Google, she worked as a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton supporting clients in the Department of Defense, most notably for the Department of the Army’s assistant secretariats in acquisitions, logistics, and technology as well as manpower and reserve affairs.

Originally from rural, Lake City, S.C., Player is a founding board member of the South Carolina Rural Innovation Network, whose mission it is to develop technology and entrepreneurship hubs across rural South Carolina communities.

She holds an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she attended as a Google Fellow. She also holds a certification in infrastructure management and public private partnerships from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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