ELLETTSVILLE, Indiana –After an extensive national-level search, Smithville has promoted Nicole Plunkett to vice president of commercial sales, according to Darby McCarty, chairman and CEO of Smithville. Plunkett previously served as a top-performing enterprise account executive for Smithville since joining the company in 2017. Before coming to Smithville, Plunkett successfully managed corporate business and client solutions as well as retail stores for AT&T, where she earned a reputation as a high-producing sales and business leader. Plunkett will report to Paul Quick, president of Smithville.
“Nicole has proven herself as a leading contributor to our team, earning the respect of her colleagues and our customers,” said Darby McCarty. “Developing top talent is a priority for Smithville. We recognize Nicole’s strong leadership ability and are pleased to have her now heading Smithville’s commercial sales and helping grow our business.”
According to Smithville Executive Vice President Cullen McCarty, the company’s investments in both talent and infrastructure have set the stage for continued growth and sustainability for the company and the surrounding region. “We are committed to making investments that create value and economic benefits for our customers and the communities we serve. Nicole and her team will work closely with our commercial customers in key markets to help maximize the economic development opportunities that can be realized through our fast and reliable high-speed broadband products and services.”
“Nicole’s proven sales experience and leadership will translate well as she leads and motivates our commercial sales team,” said Quick. “Understanding and exceeding the needs of our customers continues to be a top priority for Smithville. Nicole’s strong relationships with our customers, combined with extensive industry experience and customer-focused performance, will serve Smithville and our customers well as she takes on this new role.”
In addition to her experience in telecommunications, Plunkett has an impressive background in real estate and marketing. She attended Ball State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications. Plunkett also earned an associate degree in broadcasting from Vincennes University.