Nannestad, Patterson, and Proudfit join Peninsula Fiber Network’s Marquette office


MARQUETTE — Peninsula Fiber Network LLC, a provider of fiber optic-based telecommunications and Next Generation 911 services throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, and parts of Minnesota recently announced the addition of Alec Nannestad, Holly Patterson, and Kelly Proudfit to its corporate office team based in Marquette.

Nannestad and Patterson join PFN’s Finance team as regulatory support specialists and will be responsible for working with the state of Michigan Public Service Commission on Next Generation 911.

Nannestad is a recent graduate from Northern Michigan University holding a B.S. degree in economics and political science. Patterson comes to PFN from the insurance industry where she worked in group health insurance benefits. She is also a NMU Magna Cum Laude graduate with a B.S. degree in finance.

Proudfit joins PFN’s Sales team as sales support specialist. She will work with PFN’s growing sales organization to help insure a positive customer experience. Kelly has extensive quality assurance and customer service experience and will apply those skills in her new role.

“PFN is growing rapidly, and we feel fortunate to hire Alec, Holly, and Kelly in a very tight labor market,” Scott Randall, general manager of Peninsula Fiber Network, said in a news release. “Their experiences and skills will help PFN continue to expand its reach serving key customers throughout our three states.”

More about Nannestad, Patterson and Proudfit:

Alec Nannestad

Nannestad is a graduate from Marquette Senior High School and Northern Michigan University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from NMU majoring in economics and political science where he was also the recipient of the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award from the political science department. While at NMU he worked for NMU’s wireless broadband program as a customer support specialist. He resides in Marquette.

Holly Patterson

Patterson came to PFN from Upper Peninsula Insurance Agency where she was responsible for HR, IT, and marketing. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Northern Michigan University holding a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. She and her husband Jerad reside in Marquette.

Kelly Proudfit

Proudfit joins PFN after a successful role in the Quality Systems department of a medical design and manufacturing firm. Previously she was a small business owner in the UP applying solid experience in quality assurance and customer service. Kelly and her family live in Marquette.


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