Granite Leader Elected to INCOMPAS Board Chair

INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, announced its board of directors elected Michael B. Galvin, Chief Administrative Officer of Granite Telecommunications LLC, to serve as its Chair. Galvin takes the helm from Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO of FirstLight Fiber, who served three terms and was elected to serve as Vice Chair this year. The board also re-elected Brian Worthen, CEO of Mammoth Networks, to serve as Treasurer.

Rounding out the executive committee are four at-large members: Gillian Leytham, Vice President, Underlying Rights & Government Relations, North America at Zayo; Ronald Mudry, Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of Uniti Group Inc.; Sean Sullivan, Vice President of MetTel; and Gary Watts, founder and CEO of Fuse.Cloud.

“Granite has been a stalwart for competition within the telecommunications industry, so I am honored that my colleagues have tapped me to serve as the INCOMPAS Board Chair to foster continued association growth and build on the excellent work accomplished under Kurt Van Wagenen’s leadership,” Galvin said. “INCOMPAS members have played crucial roles in keeping Americans connected during the pandemic and building solutions of the future with faster speeds, improved service and greater affordability. 2022 is going to be a transformative year with broadband deployment taking center stage as billions of dollars are invested to drive universal connectivity with competitive options. I look forward to working together with INCOMPAS staff and members to advocate for greater competition and innovation policies that help our companies grow and better serve families, schools and businesses of every size across the country.”

INCOMPAS elections took place in late 2021 for companies to serve two-year terms running through 2023. Member companies, and their representatives, elected to this term include:

Small Company

  • Hilliary Communications LLC – Edward E. Hilliary Jr., Managing Partner
  • Telnyx LLC – Sarah Halko, Director of Regulatory and Industry Affairs
  • ZenFi Networks – Ray LaChance, Co-founder and CEO

Medium Company

  • Conterra Ultra Broadband LLC – Craig Gunderson, President and CEO
  • Bandwidth – Greg Rogers, Head of Global Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Large Company

  • MetTel – Sean Sullivan, Vice President

For a full board list, visit the INCOMPAS website