North State’s Royster Tucker, III Named One Of The Piedmont Triad’s Most Influential People

North State, The Triad Business Journal has named North State President and Chief Executive Officer Royster Tucker, III one of the Piedmont Triad’s Most Influential People. Tucker was one of 97 regional leaders included on the publication’s 2016 list. Based in High Point, and serving a large portion of the Piedmont Triad, North State is a leading fiber optic network, cloud and IT services provider.

“Our goal for this publication is to be selective,” Ollie Chandhok, President and Publisher of the Triad Business Journal, said. “Imagine it [the roster of Most Influential People] as a list that you would share with someone who is new to the region as a cheat sheet on the key leaders who guide this region.”

Describing why he was included among its list of Most Influential People, the Triad Business Journal’s staff said, “Tucker has spent more than three decades with the High Point-based telecom company started by his great-grandfather, but his influence extends well outside the industry. He serves locally with, among others, Business High Point, the Greensboro Partnership, the Winston-Salem Chamber, High Point Regional/UNC and Guilford County Economic Development Alliance.”

Royster Tucker, III has served as North State’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 2014, where he is responsible for the growth and management of the company. Tucker has served as a member of the company’s Board of Directors since 1992 and currently is Vice Chairman. From 2008 to 2014, he served as North State’s President and Chief Operating Officer. From 1999 to 2008, Tucker served as an Executive Vice President. From 1992 to 1999, he served as a Vice President.

The son of Royster Tucker Jr., who served as North State’s Chairman and President from 1982 to 2008, and the great grandson of our founder Jesse F. Hayden, Tucker joined North State in 1981 and has served in a variety of operations, marketing, engineering and technology roles as well as management positions. He holds an A.B. in Business Administration from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, NC.

About North State

North State (OTC: NORSA, NORSB)  is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high touch experiences. Its fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications enable residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet.  Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Data Chambers and Stalwart Systems, North State provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications. For more information, visit

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