Mary McDermott currently serves as General Counsel and the head of Human Resources for Lumos Networks and Spirit Communications. She previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Lumos Networks. Prior to the separation of Lumos Networks from NTELOS, she had served as Senior Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, since 2001. Prior to joining NTELOS, Ms. McDermott served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pathnet Telecommunications, Inc; Senior Vice President Chief of Staff for Government Relations for the Personal Communications Industry Association and Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs for the United States Telecom Association. She began her telecommunications career with the New England Telephone legal department and then joined the legal department of New England Telephone’s parent company, NYNEX.