Executive Team

Bill McKell

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Bill McKell is President and CEO of Horizon. Bill is the fourth generation of his family to lead the Company. Bill has worked in various capacities since joining Horizon in 1987 and his previous responsibilities included coordinating the acquisition of Horizon’s PCS licenses in 1996 and then leading Horizon PCS, a Sprint PCS affiliate. Bill spearheaded Horizon PCS’ launch of the third CDMA wireless network in the United States. He was instrumental in the growth of Horizon PCS into one of the largest Sprint PCS affiliates, with a network covering approximately 7.2 million POPs in 12 states. Horizon PCS was later merged with iPCS, another Sprint PCS affiliate. Bill was also the driving force behind the establishment of the Great Seal fiber optic-based distance-learning network, which connected all Ross County high schools in 1995 and advanced distance education throughout Ohio. Bill serves on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Telecommunications Association, on the Ohio University – Chillicothe Coordinating Council, and as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Alliance of Southern Ohio.

Steve Steele

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Steve Steele was named Horizon’s COO in February 2013. Prior to his promotion, Steve served as Horizon’s Vice President for Sales & Marketing from April 2011 to February 2013 and as Executive General Manager from June 2008 to April 2011. Prior to this time, he served as Director of Sales Operations at iPCS from June 2005 to May 2008. Steve began his career at Horizon in 1996 and participates in the Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce, United Way, and Boy Scouts.

Pete Holland

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Pete Holland has over 25 years of communications industry experience, including 13 as CFO of both public and private companies. He has served as Horizon’s CFO from 1999 to 2003 and 2005 to present and served as the CFO for Horizon PCS from 1999 to 2005. Prior to joining Horizon, Pete worked in several business development and strategy positions with Nextel and was later a founding partner of The Pinnacle Group, a telecommunications consultancy. Pete, who was an OPASTCO board member from 2007 through 2012, began his career with Ernst and Young’s telecommunications consulting group. Pete earned his CPA license in 1990, although the license is currently inactive

Joey Holibaugh
Vice President of Sales

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Joey Holibaugh joined Horizon in 2014 as Vice President of Sales & Marketing, where he oversees all revenue generating channels and initiatives. Joey has over 20 years of industry experience and is particularly adept at turning complex strategies into simple actionable plans. Prior to joining Horizon, Joey served as the Vice President of Sales and Operations for Cleveland Unlimited. Before joining Cleveland Unlimited, Joey spent the last 14 years serving in various leadership roles for Sprint.

Brian Riley

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Brian Riley joined Horizon in 2014 as Vice President of Technology, where he oversees the technical and operational aspects of the company. Prior to joining Horizon, Brian served as the Vice President of Engineering Operations as well as the Vice President of Technology for Frontier Communications, among other executive positions. Before that, Brian started his career in telecom and held multiple positions with Verizon.