Kinetic has named Chris Thomas as the vice president of state government affairs for Ohio and New York. Thomas brings 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry to Kinetic. He previously served as both member and president of North Canton City Schools Board of Education, as well as councilman at large in North Canton.
“Chris’ deep experience of advocacy and building relationships with elected officials and community stakeholders makes him invaluable to our work deploying fiber to rural areas as we continue our multi-year $2 billion fiber investment and buildout across our 18-state footprint,” said Susan Schraibman, president of state operations for Kinetic in Ohio and New York. “He knows how to work across multiple groups, both public and private, to make these projects happen. We could not be more excited about Chris joining the team.”
In addition to his professional experience, Thomas has been both president and a board member of the Ohio Cable Telecommunications Association and member of the Broadband Cable Association of Pennsylvania.
Thomas holds a BS and JD from The Ohio State University in addition to an MPPA from Northwestern University. He resides in North Canton with his wife and three sons.
Kinetic is committed to deploying fiber services to communities across the 18-state footprint. This fast, reliable connection allows residential customers gig speeds to navigate the internet safely from home with no lag times while the work, school or stream entertainment services. Businesses ranging from small to enterprise can take advantage of the fiber-backed network to deploy solutions that make their companies more efficient and profitable such as OfficeSuite UC® and SD-WAN.
Kinetic by Windstream is a business unit of Windstream, a privately held communications and software company. Kinetic provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network and 5G fixed wireless service to consumers and businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. The company also offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. Additional information is available at GoKinetic.com. Follow us on Twitter at @GoKineticHome.