|[February 20, 2013]
Lumos Networks Continues Transformation With Appointment of Joti Balani as Vice President of Marketing
WAYNESBORO, Va. --(Business Wire)--
Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS), a leading provider of fiber-based
bandwidth infrastructure & IP Services in key mid-Atlantic markets,
today announced the appointment of Joti Balani as Vice President of
Marketing. This appointment comes on the heels of the ongoing
transformation Lumos Networks embarked upon since its inception in Nov
2011 when it spun off from nTelos. In her new position, Ms. Balani will
report to Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, Joseph E.
As Vice President of Marketing, Ms. Balani will lead Lumos Networks'
marketing communications, public relations, and strategic marketing
activities and also facilitate customer relationship management
activities across the company further underpinning Lumos Networks'
customer-centric focus. She will play a key role in continuing to
communicate the company's leadership in high bandwidth, IP-centric
connectivity solutions to enterprise & carrier customers.
"Jot's years of significant experience in the strategic data networking
arena will help further launch Lumos Networks as a leader in the
exploding Enterprise & Carrier bandwidth infrastructure marketplace. In
addition, it will enhance Lumos Networks' position in industry
discussions on key topics including cloud computing, data center
connectivity & unified communications. I see marketing as the final
frontier of Lumos Networks' transformation to further unlock the
underlying value of our incredible assets," McCourt said.
Prior to joining Lumos Networks, Ms. Balani held senior leadership
positions most recently at Zayo Group (News - Alert), framing Cloud Services Strategy
across their global footprint and at AboveNet since 2006, leading
product development across metro, long haul and IP networks helping
establish it as a global market leader in high bandwidth connectivity &
low latency solutions. Zayo Group acquired AboveNet in July 2012 as part
of a $2.3bn transaction.
Ms. Balani previously also held various senior product and technology
positions at AT&T (News - Alert) Business Services, Lucent Technologies and Texas
Instruments since 1995.
About Lumos Networks
Lumos Networks is a fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic
region serving carrier, business and residential customers over a dense
fiber network offering data, voice and IP services. With headquarters in
Waynesboro, VA, Lumos Networks serves Virginia, West Virginia and
portions of Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, and Maryland over a 5,800
route-mile fiber network. Detailed information about Lumos Networks is
available at www.lumosnetworks.com.
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