Kurt Van Wagenen

Summit Broadband 

Kurt Van Wagenen joined Summit Broadband as Chief Executive Officer in May 2023. With over 30 years of experience, Kurt is a veteran of the telecommunications industry and brings his background in corporate strategy and integration; engineering and operations; and consumer sales and service. Kurt leads the company as it continues the strategic expansion of its fiber-optic network into new enterprise, government, education, and residential communities in Florida. Kurt has held many leadership positions over the course of his career.

Prior to joining Summit Broadband, he was President, CEO, and Board Chair of FirstLight Fiber. Kurt’s experience also includes serving as President and CEO of FiberTower Corporation and, prior to that, NEON Communications. Kurt began his career with Verizon, where he was a member of the Management Career Development and General Management Development Leadership programs, holding management positions with increasing responsibility in various functional areas.

Kurt has served on several nonprofit Boards, including INCOMPAS, A Better Chance, Pathways to College, and the Gold NorCal Chapter of Young Presidents’ Organization. He also serves on the School of Engineering Leadership Council for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.