Leadership Team

Corey Jensen

President
Corey has been the Executive Vice President at Vision Net since 2013.  He began his carrier at Vision Net in 2000 as its Operations Manager.  Vision Net is a privately held telecommunications company owned by 9 RLECs in Montana. Vision Net is a full service telecommunications company providing broadband transport, internet, video conferencing solutions, 24x7x365 network operations center services and managed WAN solutions to its shareholders and customers in Montana. Prior to working at Vision Net, Corey was employed at Northern Telephone Cooperative in Sunburst, Montana as a combination technician, central office technician and network supervisor. Corey has served on the INDATEL Board of Directors since 2007. Corey attended Montana State University in Bozeman and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Kelly Dyer

Vice President
Kelly is a 33 year veteran of the telecommunications industry.  Kelly was hired as the President and CEO of Indiana Fiber Network (IFN) in 2004.  In this position, he was responsible for the establishment of the corporation as well as the development and implementation of the business plan. Prior to this, he worked for Daviess-Martin County Rural Telephone Corporation, dba RTC Communications for 23 years, the last 19 as the Executive VP and General Manager. Kelly has served on the INDATEL Board of Directors since 2011.

Scott Hoffmann

Secretary/Treasurer
In March 1999, Scott joined Wisconsin Independent Network, LLC, as CEO and was named CEO of Communications Management Group and Airstream Communications in 2004.  Scott began his telecommunications career at Wisconsin Bell/Ameritech in 1988 where he held management positions in Engineering, Outside Plant, Marketing and Sales. Scott has served on the INDATEL Board of Directors since the organization’s inception in 2003. Scott has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Marquette University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from UW Oshkosh.

Jim Walter

Director
Jim is the President of 702 Communications, Jim also coordinates sales, marketing and management services for a number of Independent Telco regional fiber optic companies across Minnesota under the Aurora Fiber Optic Networks brand.  Jim Walter has been working in the telecom business for over 35 years. Jim has served on the INDATEL Board of Directors since 2005. Jim attended the University of Wisconsin – Stout and graduated in 1981 with a BS in Industrial Technology - Electronics with a minor in Mathematics. 

Tony Russell

Director
Tony is the Vice President of Business Operations for Kansas Fiber Network.  He started with KFN in December 2010 as the Director of Marketing and Customer Services.  KFN is an association of 29 fiercely independent rural Kansas telephone companies, some of which having been in business for more than a century. We help these companies develop broadband solutions by creating a ubiquitous network throughout the state. Tony has served on the INDATEL Board of Directors since 2012.  Tony has a BS in Business/Marketing and Computer Information Systems from Emporia State University as well as a MS in Management from Friends University.

Michael Morey

Director
Michael has been serving as President and CEO of Bluebird Network since 2012.  With more than 30 years of telecommunications experience, Morey has served as President & CEO of Voxitas, Senior Vice President at NuVox, Regional Vice President of Electric Lightwave, Inc. and held various management positions within his 13 years at AT&T. During his tenure at Bluebird Network the company has more than doubled in size and was named as one of the fastest growing companies in Missouri in 2015 and received INC 5000 in 2013 and 2014 as one of the fastest growing private companies nationally.  Voxitas also received INC 5000 recognition in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Morey earned a BS and MBA while attending the University of Southern California.

Mark Lundy

Director
Mr. Lundy as been a Director of South Arkansas Telephone Company (SATCO), a Rural ILCED serving Southern Arkansas since 2009.  He is President of RasorNet(rasornet.com), an Arkansas trade group of rural communication companies.  Mr. Lundy was recently elected as President of Arkansas Rural Internet Service(airsark.net),  a partnership between SATCO and Ouichita Electrical Cooperative to deliver fiber to the homes of approximately 10,000 rural Arkansans.

Mel Wagner, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer
Mel Wagner is the CEO for INDATEL Services, an evolving premier nationwide facility based Ethernet solutions provider offering superior connectivity from rural to urban America, building on the power of scale through its combined state-wide members/owners and service offerings. Joining INDATEL with the 2013 transition from a marketing consortium of INDATEL Group to the “for-profit” INDATEL Services, wholly owned by state-wide facility-based Network Members. Mel is a Telecom industry veteran with 25 years of executive and management telecom experience in a wide array of roles with AT&T, Birch Telecom, Comcast Cable and AVID Communications. Beginning his telecom career with Southwestern Bell/SBC Communications in 1991 where he held management positions through their Executive Leadership Development Program in Finance, Commercial and Residential Sales & Service, Information Systems, Outside Plant. Mel is a leader that creates a team vision and operations efficiency while leveraging technology and partnerships. A proud Emporia State University Alumni, located in Emporia, Kansas, Mel received a BS in Business Management and Computer Information Systems. An American farm boy raised in Northeastern Kansas; he enjoys working on the farm, fishing, watching Kansas City Royals baseball and traveling.

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