JASPER (Indiana) – Jane Betz, previously a marketing specialist with the Original Company media network and Kimball International, has joined Smithville to serve as an enterprise sales representative for the Jasper and Dubois County region. “We are pleased to have a professional of Jane’s caliber join our growing enterprise team,” said Paul Quick, president of Smithville. “Jane holds a strong reputation in the Jasper region, and we look forward to tapping her proven talents as we expand our enterprise internet services offerings in the area.”
Smithville presently serves a variety of major companies and smaller firms in the Jasper region with its enterprise and small business service offerings. The company is in the final stages of completing a $15 million fiber overbuild in Jasper, which brings symmetrical gigabit (1,000 Mbps) speeds for residential areas.
“As a long-time Jasper resident and community supporter, I’m excited about working for a company that both provides outstanding service and one that also goes above and beyond to support local economic development and Jasper’s quality of life,” said Betz. “These qualities set the Smithville apart and help make Smithville an excellent partner for the Jasper community.”
“We are grateful to have a person like Jane who is deeply involved in the local community,” said Quick. “This supports Smithville’s long-time focus on community and family values.” Among other activities, Betz is a member of the Dubois County Parks board, and is very active in her local church, including supporting a $5 million capital campaign for restoration.
After graduating from Ball State in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in marketing, Betz held a variety of marketing positions at Kimball International. She left the workforce in 1998 to focus on raising her family, re-entering a few years later to take a position as a marketing specialist for The Original Company, based in Vincennes. The Original Company is a southern Indiana media company operating 18 radio stations and a variety of digital, print and event properties throughout southern Indiana. During her eight years with the Original Company, Betz grew her client base to more than 40 accounts with a strong six figures in revenue.
Born and raised in Jasper, Betz and her husband Tom have been married for 30 years and continue to live in Jasper. Two of their adult children are graduates of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business (Bloomington) and also active in their communities in Chicago and Jasper. The youngest son is a junior at Ball State in Muncie.
Nationally recognized for more than a decade as a Top 100 Broadband Company, privately owned Smithville is Indiana’s largest independent telecom company with more than 200 employees. As a fifth-generation, family-owned business, Smithville has been committed to delivering fast and reliable connectivity and legendary service to its customers for nearly a century. The company is well-known as an industry leader and community supporter for rural Indiana. In addition to its residential services, Smithville provides commercial fiber-based connectivity for businesses, university campuses, biotechnology companies, healthcare providers, government offices, residential centers, communities, and other entities, including the WestGate @ Crane Technology Park and the Purdue Research Park. The company currently serves about 23,000 businesses and residences in southern and central Indiana. For more information, please visit www.smithville.com.