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NorthState provides high-speed fiber internet, wall-to-wall Wi-Fi, voice, and Fiber TV services to residential and business customers across North Carolina and Virginia, where we’re known as Lumos. Our customers enjoy the fastest fiber speeds available built on a network they can truly count on – all backed by local, expert customer care teams. We know that fast, reliable Fiber Internet is what you need to stay connected to the things that matter.

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Leadership Team

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    Diego B. Anderson

    Chief Executive Officer

    Diego Anderson serves as our Chief Executive Officer for Lumos and NorthState. He has extensive leadership experience driving business initiatives involving product development, deploying innovative technology, and advancing new market-driven economic development expansions. Previous experience includes senior leadership and business management roles at Segra, NTELOS and Sprint. He earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from South Carolina State, a Masters in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master’s in the Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce. Diego has also served on several civic community boards, including current board member appointments on the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont.

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    Jay Winn

    Chief Customer Officer

    Jay Winn is Chief Customer Officer for Lumos and NorthState, leading the company’s brand, customer experience, marketing, customer care, and sales channels. He has worked for many respected brands, including leadership roles at well-known agencies such as Ogilvy. Jay has a proven record of driving growth and transformation for technology companies, including Verizon, CenturyLink, Windstream, Comcast and the successful launches of the CenturyLink and Comcast Business brands. He earned the Gold Effie for marketing effectiveness as well as a Cannes Lion nomination for creativity. Jay received BBA and MBA degrees from Abilene Christian University.

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    Shane Ward

    Chief Financial Officer

    Shane Ward is Chief Financial Officer for Lumos and NorthState, leading all financial strategy, forecasting, analysis, accounting, and controls. With more than 24 years of diverse accounting and finance experience, he previously served as Chief Financial Officer for CTI Towers. During his tenure at CTI Towers, Shane navigated the company through sustained growth with $70 million in mergers and acquisitions transactions involving Vyve, Mediacom, and Cable One, expanding from an initial four towers to more than 1,100. Prior to CTI, he was the Director of Corporate Accounting for American Tower Corporation. Shane is a Chartered Accountant CA(SA) and a graduate of the University of South Africa.

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    David Smith

    Chief Network Officer

    David Smith is Chief Network Officer for Lumos and NorthState, leading operations, engineering, outside plant, facilities, supply chain, safety, and product development teams. He has over 15 years of experience in information technology and telecommunications and has held numerous business management leadership roles, including Booz Allen consulting. David holds a B.S. in Information Systems Management from Bridgewater College and an MBA from Averett University.

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    Scott Roy

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Scott Roy is Chief Human Resources Officer for Lumos and NorthState, leading the company’s employee engagement and organizational culture initiatives. With extensive experience in executive human resources leadership roles both domestically and globally, Scott has been in human resources leadership roles for various manufacturing entities such as Caparo Bull Moose, SPX, Faurecia Automotive, and Doosan Construction Equipment Co., ranging from multi-million to multi-billion dollars in revenue. He received a BA degree from Bowdoin College as well as Mind Spring in Asheville, NC, and finance for non-financial managers at Insead in Paris.

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    Tony DeGregorio

    Head of IT Transformation

    Tony DeGregorio is Head of IT Transformation for Lumos and NorthState, leading the company’s digital strategy, cybersecurity and IT transformational enablement activities. Tony brings more than 30 years’ of IT leadership experience with global organizations. Tony previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Harsco Corporation and, earlier in his career was Chief Information Officer at Tyco Flow Control, a division of Tyco International, now Johnson Controls. Tony served in the US Navy and subsequently received an Associate of Science degree in Electro-Mechanical Drafting and Design from the American Institute of Design in Philadelphia, PA.

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    Nora Mitchell

    Corporate Controller

    Nora Mitchell is Corporate Controller of Lumos and NorthState, overseeing all financial operations and reporting, along with vital treasury and tax functions. Before joining the company, Nora worked at Segra, where she served as senior director, assistant controller and director of accounting. Nora has extensive experience in accounting and finance with nTelos and in the auditing practice at Ernst & Young. Nora earned an M.S. degree in accounting as well as her BBA degree in accounting from James Madison University. She is an active CPA in the state of Virginia.

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Recent Press Releases

NorthState to make a transformative technology infrastructure investment of over $51M to bring 100% Fiber-optic internet to nearly 38,000 residents and businesses in Forsyth, Randolph counties.

August 9, 2022
High Point, NC (August 8, 2022)—NorthState will make a big impact in Forsyth and Randolph counties, bringing ultra-high-speed fiber internet service to approximately 38,000 residents and businesses. The NorthState expansion will blanket the region with more than 683 miles of the latest fiber-optic technology featuring 100 Gig speed capacity at a cost of approximately$51 million…. read more

NorthState will partner with Orange County to provide 100% fiber-optic internet service to 28,000 homes and businesses; includes many underserved areas of the county

April 27, 2022
High Point, N.C. (April 27, 2022)—NorthState and Orange County have announced a public-private partnership to bring ultra-high-speed fiber internet service to approximately 28,000 homes and businesses in Orange County, North Carolina, including nearly 10,000 locations that currently have little or no internet service. The project, one of the largest fiber infrastructure public-private partnerships in N.C.’s… read more

NorthState expanding its 100% fiber-optic network into Alamance, Guilford, Orange, and Wayne Counties

February 9, 2022
More than 53,000 additional families and businesses will have access to ultra-fast, gig-speed internet in 2023. High Point, NC (Feb 9, 2022)—In a rapidly continuing expansion of its ultra-high-speed fiber internet service, NorthState announced upcoming growth into new communities of Alamance, Guilford, Orange, and Wayne Counties in North Carolina, adding more than 53,000 homes and… read more

Lumos and NorthState Strengthens Growth Plans with Key Additions of Mitchell and Saperstein to Leadership Team

February 2, 2022
Leadership team to oversee rapid growth in North Carolina, Virginia, and additional parts of the Mid-Atlantic WAYNESBORO, VA and HIGH POINT, NC (FEBRUARY 2, 2022)—Lumos and NorthState, a regional provider of 100% fiber-to-the-premises internet for residences and businesses, continues to strengthen its leadership team with the additions of Nora Mitchell as corporate controller and Mike… read more

NorthState rapidly expanding its 100% fiber-optic network in North Carolina

December 14, 2021
Over 48,000 families and businesses will have access to ultra-fast gig-speed internet as early as March 2022. High Point, NC (December 14, 2021)— In a continued expansion of its ultra-high-speed fiber internet service, NorthState announced an accelerated construction schedule for growth in the Piedmont region, adding more than 48,000 homes and businesses across seven communities… read more

NorthState is becoming Lumos

We’re changing our name from NorthState to Lumos. And bringing North Carolina and Virginia 100% Fiber Optic Internet that’s built from the ground up. With the fastest uploads. The fastest downloads. The fastest Internet, period.

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