Edward H. McKay

EVP & COO at Shentel

Mr. McKay is Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer for Shentel. Prior to his current role, Ed has worked tirelessly for Shentel for the last seventeen years, most recently as Senior Vice President of Engineering & Operations. During this time, he has played a key role in the growth and success of our wireless affiliate business, overseen the expansion of our fiber-rich network supporting the Company’s cable and wireline business, and importantly has been responsible for delivering on Shentel’s broadband growth strategy for cable, Glo Fiber and Beam Fixed Wireless. Ed is responsible for the leadership of our entire integrated broadband business and tower portfolios, and is well suited to successfully lead the organization as we deliver on our high-growth strategic roadmap. Prior to Mr. McKay's promotion to Senior Vice President of Engineering & Operations in September 2015, he held the title of Vice President - Wireline and Engineering, with responsibility for network planning, engineering, construction and operations for Shentel's networks. Mr. McKay joined Shentel in 2004, and began his telecommunications industry career in 1996, including previous engineering management positions at UUNET and Verizon. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering. He represents the Company on the Board of ValleyNet.


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