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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

North State Creates Integrated It Services Business Unit

May 16, 2017
North State, a leading fiber optic network, IT security, data center and cloud services provider, has created a new, integrated IT services business unit.  The new business unit, Technology Solutions, will operate under a single, unified North State brand, and arises from the integration of company subsidiaries, DataChambers, a leading data center / colocation and… read more

Reminder: Round One Applications To Ignite NC Due April 3

March 27, 2017
Applications to Ignite NC, a statewide competition seeking application developers or entrepreneurs who have compelling, innovative, and future-forward ideas designed for Gigabit networks usage, are due April 3.  The Ignite NC competition, which is part of the larger US Ignite competition, is being produced with the support and partnership of NC Next Generation Networks, US Ignite and the… read more

New City Ventures And NC Riot Partner With NC Next Generation Networks And North State For US Ignite Smart Gigabit Communities Reverse Pitch Competition In North Carolina.

February 13, 2017
Today, New City Ventures and RIoT announced the organizations will co-host reverse pitch events throughout North Carolina on February 28, 2017 at 6 p.m. to launch North Carolina’s US Ignite competition. This event will be produced with the support and partnership of NC Next Generation Networks, US Ignite and the National Science Foundation and take place in Greensboro at HQ Greensboro and… read more

Bring A Toy For Gifts For Kids To Wake Forest Game

December 2, 2016
The 28th year of FOX8 Gifts for Kids, a holiday campaign that collects gifts for The Salvation Army of the Triad, is underway.  As part of this year’s Gifts for Kids campaign, game sponsor North State is asking fans to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Wake Forest vs. UNC-Charlotte basketball game at Lawrence Joel Veterans… read more

Free Showing Of The Polar Express To Support Gifts For Kids

November 18, 2016
The 28th year of FOX8 Gifts for Kids, a holiday campaign that collects gifts for The Salvation Armies of the Piedmont Triad, is underway.  As part of this year’s Gifts for Kids campaign, North State is sponsoring a screening of the holiday classic film The Polar Express at the Carolina Theatre, located at 310 South Greene Street in… 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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