Melissa Wright is the Manager of the Smithville Fiber Project Management Department and is the lead Project Manager for several of Smithville Fiber’s fiber optic initiatives. Melissa’s extensive project portfolio includes fiber extension and fiber overbuild projects in both ILEC and CLEC areas, residential gigabit product line development, commercial product development and the implementation of new and replacement core telecommunications equipment. In her role, she leads outside plant, network, operations and marketing teams, fosters relationships with municipalities and other external stakeholders, and creates an environment of open communication for every project to ensure overall project performance. Melissa has a BSPA in Management, with a minor in Human Resources, from Indiana University and a Kelley School of Business Certificate in Business Foundations. Melissa is a certified Project Management Professional and is a Six Sigma Yellow Belt. She has been with Smithville Fiber for 11 years.