Officers & Directors

Management

Timothy G. Biltz
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Biltz was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Lumos Networks in April 2012 and as a director in May 2012. He served as director for NTELOS Holdings Corp. from 2006 through May 1, 2014. He also served as a director for iPCS, Inc., a wireless service provider from 2004 to 2009 and served as Chairman of the iPCS Inc. Board starting in 2006. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Biltz was the Chief Operating Officer of SpectraSite, Inc., a publicly-traded wireless and broadcast signal tower company. From 1989 to 1999 Mr. Biltz was employed by Vanguard Cellular Systems, Inc. in a number of posts of increasing responsibility ultimately serving as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Joseph E. McCourt Jr.
Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer

Mr. McCourt was appointed executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer in May 2012. Prior to joining Lumos Networks, he served as Vice President of Commercial Sales since 2011 for 1901 Group, a privately-held information management company focused on IT performance efficiency. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Sales for Zayo Enterprise Networks from 2010 to 2011. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Sales and Customer Operations for DukeNet Communications from 2007 to 2010. Prior to that, he served as Regional Vice President for Telcove from 2004, until it was acquired by Level 3 Communications in 2006. Mr. McCourt continued with Level 3 Communications as Senior Vice President of Sales for Business Markets until 2007. Prior to joining Telcove, he held sales management positions with Time Warner Telecom and MFS / Worldcom. Prior to that, he was the Director of Communications at Brooks Brothers Clothing.

Johan G. Broekhuysen
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Broekhuysen was appointed permanent Chief Financial Officer in October of 2014 after being appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer in March of 2014. In January of 2014, he was appointed Chief Accounting Officer. He joined Lumos Networks in November of 2012 as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Lumos Networks, he served as Senior Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller and Assistant Treasurer for Globallogic Inc.from 2010 to 2012 and as Corporate Controller from 2008 to 2010. From 2004 to 2008, he held multiple positions with AOL Time Warner last serving as Director of Financial Reporting and Consolidation. Prior to that, he served in a number of accounting and financial roles at Norsk Hydro ASA, Metrocall Inc., Qwest Telecommunications, and Unilever PLC. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP).

Mary McDermott
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Ms. McDermott was appointed Senior Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs and Secretary in 2011. Prior to the separation of the Company from NTELOS, she had served as Senior Vice President—Legal and Regulatory Affairs since 2001. Prior to joining NTELOS, Ms. McDermott served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pathnet Telecommunications, Inc. from 2000 to 2001, as Senior Vice President Chief of Staff for Government Relations for the Personal Communications Industry Association from 1998 to 2000, and as Vice President—Legal and Regulatory Affairs for the United States Telecom Association from 1994 to 1998. She began her telecommunications career with the NYNEX legal department.

Diego B. Anderson
Senior Vice President and General Manager - Residential and Small Business segment (RSMB)

Diego B. Anderson was appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of Residential and Small Business (R&SB) segment in January 2014. He had previously served as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Anderson also served in Director of Operations and Director of Engineering & Construction roles within NTELOS. Prior to NTELOS, he held several management positions with Sprint. Mr. Anderson has a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from South Carolina State, and a Masters in Administration from Central Michigan University.

Jeffrey Miller
Senior Vice President – Corporate Development

Mr. Miller was appointed Senior Vice President of Business Development in May 2013. Prior to joining Lumos Networks, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Transcom Enhanced Systems from 2007 to 2013. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Strategy for Business Markets from 2006 to 2007 for Level 3 Communications after they acquired Telcove. At Telcove, he served as Vice President of Business Development from 1998 to 2006. Prior to that, he served as Financial Director of Wireless and Cable Operations from 1993 to 1998 and as Regional Controller from 1990 to 1993 for Adelphia Communications Corporation. Prior to that, he served as Audit Manager with Ernst &Young from 1984 to 1990.

Thomas E. Ferry
Senior Vice President - Engineering and Chief Technology Officer
Thomas E. Ferry was appointed as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer in January 2016. He had previously served as Vice President of Engineering & Program Management since May 2014. Prior to joining Lumos Networks, he served as Manager of IT Program and Project Management for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield from 2007 to 2012. Prior to that, he served as Director of Americas Project Management & Solution Delivery for CoManage, Corp (now Syndesis) and Director of Program Management & Product Development for Adelphia Business Solutions. Tom began his career with AT&T Bell Laboratories and later served in various positions of increasing responsibility culminating as Director of Program Management for AT&T Wireless. Mr. Ferry has a BS in electrical engineering from Monmouth University and is PMP certified.
Josh Wolff
Senior Vice President of Lumos Data Centers

With Charlotte as his home base, Josh oversees Lumos Networks’ data center efforts across Lumos Networks’ entire fiber network, including those of Lumos Data Centers (formerly DC74 acquired by Lumos in February of 2017). Prior to joining Lumos Networks, Josh was the SVP and Director of Northridge/Perficient, based in Charlotte, and was focused on Business Development throughout the Carolinas and Metro DC markets since 2011. From 2005-2011, Josh was the General Manager and Regional Director of Hosted Solutions/Windstream Communications Charlotte Data Center Operation, where he helped launch and was tasked with maximizing sales growth in that market. Josh has deep experience in the robust Charlotte data center market.


Josh is a graduate of Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business.
John N. Lewis
Vice President - Information Technology

John N. Lewis was appointed Vice President of Information Technology in March 2014. He had previously served as Senior Director of Information Technology since December 2012. From January 2012 he served as Director of IT Development and Support System. At NTELOS, John served as Manager of IT Assurance from 2004 to 2011. Prior to joining NTELOS, Mr. Lewis held various IT Security and IT Director positions at the City of Charlottesville, ReturnBuy and Woodberry Forest School. Mr. Lewis has a MIS Degree from the University of Virginia and a CISSP certification.

Glenn E. Lytle
Vice President - Enterprise Sales
Glenn E. Lytle was appointed Vice President of Enterprise Sales in May 2014. Prior to joining Lumos Networks, Glenn was employed by Comcast Business Solutions since 2007, most recently as Regional Vice President of their Keystone region, which encompassed West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland. Prior to working for Comcast, Glenn was employed by TelCove, where he served as General Manager of their Central Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Virginia markets. Prior to Telcove, Glenn held Account Executive positions at numerous telecommunications companies, including AirTouch Cellular, Sprint PCS, and Adelphia Business Solutions.
Celia A. Kovac
Vice President and Corporate Controller
Celia A. Kovac was appointed Vice President of Accounting & Corporate Controller in October 2014. She served previously as Director of External Reporting since 2012. Prior to joining Lumos Networks, she served as Business Unit Controller for HDT Global from 2011 to 2012. Prior to that, she was with KPMG LLP from 2003 to 2006 and from 2007 to 2011, most recently serving as Audit Manager. She spent one year with McLeod & Company as Senior Audit and Consulting Associate from 2006 to 2007. Celia received her BS in accounting from Widener University and is a registered CPA in Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Chet Kudtarkar
Vice President - Financial Planning & Analysis
Chetan “Chet” Kudtarkar joined Lumos Networks in September 2014 as Vice President of Finance and FP&A. He was previously with XO Communications from 2002 to 2014, serving most recently as Vice President of Finance and previously as Vice President of Financial Operations, Director of Broadband Wireless & Corporate Development, and Director of National Sales Operations/Business Office. Prior to that he served in various capacities with MCI Communications including Director of Eastern Financial Operations. Chet began his career with Bristol Myers/Squibb. He received his MBA from the Wharton School, MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mississippi, and B Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Scott Wallhermfechtel
Vice President - Network Operations
Scott Wallhermfechtel was appointed Vice President of Network Operations in August of 2015. He was originally hired in 2013 as Director, Network Control Center. Scott previously held the position of Vice President of Network Management with AboveNet from 2000 – 2012. Prior to that, he served was a Senior Manager with MCI (Verizon) from 1991 – 2000. Scott studied Management Information Systems at James Madison University.