Ed Willey

As Director of Business Development, Central Region, Ed is responsible for business development, expansion and implementation of the CNX broadband program for its clients and customers within the region.

Ed is an early pioneer within the telecom industry with nearly 3 decades of front-line experience. He has a successful track record in creating solid growth companies. Since 1994, he launched sales for three different CLEC’s in the Midwest, all voice, data, and cloud service providers for the SMB market place. As a pioneer in local telephone deregulation, Ed served in a variety of capacities in Sales & Management. In addition to developing these companies’ core sales infrastructure, Ed grew these companies’ direct and indirect sales forces to an unprecedented number of installs.

In 2003, Ed co-founded Emerging Technical Communications LLC, a sales and service organization focused on the SMB market for Telecom Services. By partnering with Master Agencies, representing different carriers Nationwide, he was able to offer his customers the best solutions to meet their current and future technology needs.  Ed soon become a leader within the VoIP industry and has become the go-to person for many independents to gain additional knowledge on VoIP and Cloud based technology solutions.

Ed has served in a variety of leadership roles in the deregulation of local and long distance. He has was also heavily involved in the government e-rate programs along with rural market broadband expansions. In addition to sales leadership positions within the telecom industry, Ed was previously involved within the investment and insurance industry, having his own insurance agency in Central Ohio.

 He has served as a member of the Finance Committee for two local churches,  head usher, and part of various outreach programs. He was a member of his local Sertoma and held various elected positions within the Life Underwriters Association local chapter while in the Insurance and Investment industry.

 Ed resides in Heath Ohio with his wife Tracy and has two children, Zackery, a full time student at OSU, and Dominique, a veterinary technician.