Executive Team

Todd Foje

Todd Foje, Chief Executive Officer

Todd Foje is Chief Executive Officer of Great Plains Communications, LLC and Great Plains Underground Construction LLC. In this role, he leads the company by defining and implementing growth and business strategies.

Janelle Allison

Janelle Allison, Chief Operating Officer

Janelle Allison joined Great Plains Communications in 2005 and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer. She is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of accounting and finance experience.

Josephine Bernson

Josephine Bernson, Chief Revenue Officer

Josephine Bernson serves as the Chief Revenue Officer for Great Plains Communications. In this role she is responsible for driving revenue generation efforts and identifying growth opportunities for the enterprise and carrier divisions of the company.

Tony Thakur

Tony Thakur, Chief Technology Officer

Tony Thakur is the Chief Technology Officer of Great Plains Communications where he guides the company’s technology vision and focuses on expanding and enhancing its robust fiber network. He also works to identify and implement new innovative technologies to expand the company product offerings, focuses on national geographic network expansion opportunities and introduces automation to drive efficiencies.

Ken Pfister

Ken Pfister, Vice President of Strategic Policy

Ken Pfister is Vice President of Strategic Policy for Great Plains Communications. He is responsible for the company strategy and policies for inter-carrier compensation, interconnection, universal service and other regulatory issues.

Kim Ptacnik

Kim Ptacnik, Vice President of Human Resources

Kim Ptacnik is the Vice President of Human Resources (HR). She joined Great Plains Communications as an HR Assistant after graduating from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in 1985.

Mark Kerns

Mark Kerns, Vice President of Accounting and Finance

Mark Kerns is the Vice President of Accounting and Finance. He directs the company’s financial management and growth strategy while overseeing all aspects of the accounting operations.

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