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Integra Telecom Names New CEO

Theres a new boss at Integra Telecom. The fiber-based, wholesale and retail telecommunications provider for business has named Tom Casey as its new CEO.

Casey has been the chairman of the board of Portland, Ore.-based Integra Telecom since 2009 and will remain a director. He most recently served as the president and chief executive officer of Current Group LLC, headquartered in Germantown, Md.

Casey replaces Dudley Slater, the co-founder and CEO of Integra since 1998. Slater will remain on Integras board of directors as vice chairman.

Growing Integra from nine employees to become one of the leading telecom companies in the country has been a wonderful and rewarding experience. Im sincerely grateful to our customers, employees and management team,” said Slater. I look forward to the future success of the company and providing assistance in my role as vice chairman of the board.”

Integra has a deservedly high reputation as a result of the work that Dudley Slater and the management team have done,” said Casey. I look forward to building on the companys strong network of fiber assets and robust IP network to continue to expand our portfolio of managed services offered to local and regional customers.”

Prior to Current Group LLC, Casey served as the chief executive officer of One Communications Inc., and chairman and chief executive officer at Choice One Communications.

Jim Huesgen, who has been with Integra since 2000, will remain president of Integra and will work closely in supporting Casey in his new role as CEO. Caseys former position as chairman of the board of Integra will be filled by Kevin OHara, who is formerly the president and chief operating officer of Level 3 Communications Inc.  OHara has been a member of Integras board since 2009 and serves on the boards of Elemental Technologies and RigNet.


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