FirstLight Expands Executive Leadership Team

FirstLight recently announced changes to its leadership team.

Doug Derstine, who will serve as chief operating officer,  has over 25 years of telecom industry experience. He most recently served as chief operating officer at IMS Technologies. At FirstLight, Derstine will oversee all aspects of sales, customer operations, network operations, construction services, and outside plant.

Maura Mahoney, who is now chief marketing officer, also brings more than 25 years of experience in the telecom industry to her role. Mahoney has a rich background leading product management, with a keen focus on developing solutions for organizations in healthcare, finance, education and government, as well as carrier and wholesale customers.

With over 25 years of telecom construction experience, Todd Warmingham will serve as chief construction officer. Warmingham will lead an experienced team of construction professionals who are the driving force behind FirstLight’s network expansion initiatives, including its recent expansion into Eastern Pennsylvania.

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It’s been a busy year for FirstLight, which has included four acquisition announcements, as well as network expansion projects in Western New York, Eastern Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, as well as new product introductions. The augmented leadership talent will support FirstLight’s continued growth and better enable the company to pursue new opportunities.