David Keller Joins MBC as Vice President, Sales and Business Development
Industry veteran with experience at CenturyLink, NTELOS and Sprint
South Boston, VA., – October 12, 2015 — Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities (MBC) announced that David Keller has joined the executive team as vice president of sales and business development. Keller is a telecommunications industry veteran with more than 28 years in leadership positions at Sprint, AEP Communications, NTELOS, CenturyLink, and ValleyNet. With a history of developing strategic relationships to provide broadband in underserved markets, Keller has worked in sales, marketing, and operations departments supporting business and residential customers in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.
”I am pleased to welcome Dave as MBC’s new vice president,” said Tad Deriso, CEO at MBC. “Dave understands the changing industry, and I look forward to his leadership and vision to grow MBC and develop more broadband services to help bridge the digital divide in our core market areas. Dave knows this region and understands the impact of broadband under-investment on small business and residents as they try and compete in the global economy. His vast experience and relationships and local market expertise will lead to growth and creative solutions to meet the needs in our communities.”
During his time at NTELOS, Dave developed business plans and built public-private partnerships with several cities in the MBC market area giving him a strong understanding of how to cultivate successful partnerships. Dave also led the development of sales and marketing capabilities that grew the NTELOS wireline business to become a strong Virginia based company positioned well against other national companies. Dave has served on the board of regional technology councils including Region 2000 and CBIC during his career.
“I am extremely excited to join MBC and work with the team in-place that has been the shining example of how not-for-profit network deployment can be a successful business model for economic development” said Keller. “I plan to continue the growth and look for more ways to leverage the middle mile network of MBC to bridge the digital divide and position southern Virginia as a player in the new digital economy.”
About Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation
Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization, committed to providing economic development leadership to Southern Virginia. MBC promotes economic development in Southern Virginia through the operation of a successful advanced open access fiber optic network, providing wholesale telecommunications transport services, colocation and tower leasing. Since its inception in 2004 and by offering a state-of-the art fiber optic network, MBC has supported the recruitment of major investments including data centers, call center/operations centers, advanced manufacturing, research and development, and bio-tech industries. For more information, visit www.mbc-va.com.