2017 News Releases

 

Hargray Promotes Pair to Director Positions

Hilton Head Island, S.C., January 24, 2017 — Hargray Communications recently announced the promotion of two veteran colleagues to director-level positions within the company. Jason Carnes was named the director of planned development relations and sales, while April Cooler was promoted to director of residential sales.

“Jason and April both have shown impressive growth and ability to lead during their time with Hargray,” Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Chris McCorkendale said. “They both will be integral in the success of Hargray going forward as we look to build on strong, personal relationships we have with our business and residential customers.”

Carnes most recently held the title of senior sales manager. In this new role, Carnes is responsible for residential and commercial sales in all of Hargray’s neighborhoods and planned developments, including multi-dwelling unit sales in South Carolina and Georgia. Carnes brings significant experience and a track record of success to this role, having been a strategic account executive and senior sales manager in several of our existing and new metro-fiber markets.

Most recently serving as a senior residential sales manager, Cooler will now be responsible for Hargray’s call center sales, retail sales and residential direct sales functions. She brings a strong background in sales and customer service, including a long history of experience and solid results in residential sales, support and retail operations during her 18 years of service at Hargray.

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About Hargray Communications Group, Inc.

Founded in 1949, Hargray is a regional telecommunications company providing advanced Internet, television, and telephone communications services in a growing set of markets in South Carolina and Georgia.  Hargray is committed to delivering the most advanced technology and the best service for its customers in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties in South Carolina, and Bibb, Bulloch, Chatham, Greene, Houston, Liberty, Lowndes, Putnam, and Tattnall counties in Georgia. Hargray is active in the communities it serves and supports a wide range of local charities, organizations, projects and events, including the company’s Caring Coins Foundation which has raised more than $2 million for community organizations. For more information, please visit www.hargray.com.

 

 

 

Hargray Communications Promotes Gwynne Lastinger to VP of Customer Operations

Hilton Head Island, S.C., January 5, 2017 — Hargray Communications recently announced the promotion of Gwynne Lastinger to the role of vice president of customer operations. In this role, Lastinger will be responsible for all customer-facing operations functions including customer care and field operations. Lastinger has been with Hargray since 2001, starting as a customer service representative. Since then, she has received six promotions, leading to her most recent role as director of OSP engineering.

“More impressive than the myriad positions that Gwynne has held is the manner in which she has performed,” said Hargray Chairman and CEO Michael Gottdenker. “She is the epitome of a detail-oriented, disciplined, hands-on, results-oriented manager.”

After having worked for a year as an administrative assistant for a home builder on Hilton Head Island, Lastinger joined Hargray in 2001 as a customer service representative. Two years later, she progressed to plant coordinator and two years after that to lead plant coordinator where she led a team of 15 plant coordinators. In 2007, she was promoted to service center supervisor, and eighteen months later earned another promotion to plant center manager. Two years later, Lastinger was promoted again to director of operations where she oversaw a team of 62 technicians and 40 service center and technical assistant center representatives. In 2015, she received another promotion to director of outside plant engineering.

“Those who know Gwynne know that she insists on being fully prepared and that she believes that no detail is too small,” Gottdenker said. “We are lucky to have her on our team, and our customers will be the true beneficiaries of her talents.”

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About Hargray Communications Group, Inc.

Founded in 1949, Hargray is a regional telecommunications company providing advanced Internet, television, and telephone communications services in a growing set of markets in South Carolina and Georgia.  Hargray is committed to delivering the most advanced technology and the best service for its customers in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties in South Carolina, and Bibb, Bulloch, Chatham, Greene, Houston, Liberty, Lowndes, Putnam, and Tattnall counties in Georgia. Hargray is active in the communities it serves and supports a wide range of local charities, organizations, projects and events, including the company’s Caring Coins Foundation which has raised more than $2 million for community organizations. For more information, please visit www.hargray.com.