Diego Anderson is the new executive vice president of broadband for Mishawaka-based Schurz Communications.
Anderson was appointed to lead the broadband division after the retirement of Brian Lynch in December. Anderson will manage Schurz’s six regional companies: Antietam Broadband in Maryland, Burlington Telecom in Vermont, Hiawatha Broadband in Minnesota, Long Lines Broadband in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, NKTelco in Ohio and Orbitel Communications in Arizona.
“Diego brings extensive operational expertise, a strategic mindset and a passion for the industry,” said John Reardon, Schurz’s president and CEO, in a press release. “His experience building tens of thousands of fiber passings, overseeing broadband expansion through both organic growth and M&A, developing sales teams for business and residential fiber networks and prioritizing customer care and excellence, makes him an excellent leader for our broadband properties.”
Anderson has two decades of experience in the fiber broadband sector. He previously served as the CEO of Lumos, a fiber infrastructure provider. Before becoming CEO, Anderson held a variety of roles at Lumos.
Anderson began his career at Sprint and nTelos Wireless. He held positions in network engineering, construction, operations and strategic planning. Anderson will work from Schurz’s office in Hagerstown, Maryland.
“The company is a proven innovator in this space, and I’m honored to be part of the leadership team that is expanding reliable fiber broadband internet connectivity into more areas, at the highest levels of customer care and community engagement,” Anderson said.
Schurz is a family-owned corporation. The company began in 1872 when Alfred Miller and Elmer Crockett founded the South Bend Tribune. Since then, Schurz has invested in newspapers, radio and television stations, digital companies, broadband operations and cloud service providers.