Ron Walters

Ron Walters

Executive Director
PANGAEA Internet

Ron Walters is a 30 year veteran of the telecommunications and internet industries. Currently, Ron is Executive Director and responsible for the overall management and operations of PANGAEA Internet.

PANGAEA is a nonprofit company that has received more than $3 million in public and private funding to build a 180 mile fiber optic network in southwest North Carolina. PANGAEA serves the education, health care, and government markets in addition to many commercial accounts in its two county service area.

Ron joined PANGAEA in 2007 as a consultant and wrote the company’s first comprehensive business plan. His responsibilities include management/administration, sales, fundraising, budgeting, product marketing and business strategy. He has guided the organization to achieve dramatic positive results including a very financially secure and sustainable business model.

Previously Ron had a very successful career at both large and small telecommunications companies, including AT&T (Indianapolis), Ameritech (Chicago), Intermedia Communications (Tampa) and Trinsic Communications (Tampa). His past positions included finance, investor relations, product marketing, sales, project management, contract management/negotiation, customer service, and regulatory/industry policy.

Ron has BA and MBA degrees from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Trinity Christian School, the Isothermal Community College Business Sciences Advisory Committee and is an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Spartanburg Community College.

April 8-11, 2019

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