Industry Veterans Join as Southern Telecom Inc.’s Newest Carrier Account Executives

Southern Telecom, Inc. (STI), a subsidiary of Southern Company, welcomes new company sales team members and industry veterans, Michael Lamar and Michael “Mickey” O’Kelley, both in the role of carrier account executive. Lamar and O’Kelley were added to the team in response to the growing interest in STI’s portfolio of dark fiber, conduit, and colocation in the Southeast U.S. In their roles, Lamar and O’Kelley are responsible for new client acquisition and management of telecom carrier, content provider and large enterprise customers.

Michael Lamar, Carrier Account Executive

Michael “Mickey” O’Kelley, Carrier Account Executive

Lamar’s background includes developing fiber service routes and fiber network expansion projects. He is also skilled in PON, VoIP and MPLS network solutions with expertise in serving the government, healthcare and automotive sectors. Lamar has a Bachelor of Science in organization management from Voorhees College, and is a graduate of the Leadership Augusta and Leadership Columbia County programs.

O’Kelley’s experience includes sales, management, logistics, operations and training roles supporting clients and companies in energy, utilities, healthcare, automotive, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, technology, professional services and government categories. He has a Bachelor of Science in management from Jacksonville State University.

“As Southern Telecom continues to grow throughout the Southeast, we are expanding our team with the very best in the industry to provide superior dark fiber optic solutions and support to our customers, and further demonstrate our commitment to excellence,” says Barry Navarre, Business Development Manager for STI. “We are very excited to have Michael Lamar and Mickey O’Kelley join our team and help lead STI’s business development initiatives.”

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