Andrea Creighton - President
Andrea has over 25 years in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, and office management. She has a wide range of experience in the banking, manufacturing, and medical professions. She previously worked in HR for Pirelli Cable Systems (now Prysmian/Draka). She has also managed individual medical practices where she was responsible for operations, HR, insurance negotiations, and billing.
Outside of her professional career, Andrea is involved with her church, volunteering with the public school system, and spending time with her family.
Allen Creighton, Vice President
Allen has been a practicing attorney for nearly 25 years. During that time he has been a partner in private practice and served as General Counsel for a multinational manufacturing company. While in private practice, Allen represented numerous small and medium size companies in manufacturing, distribution, and telecommunications. His practice areas included regulatory, international transactional, and general corporate. He is eager to assist each of our valuable customers to find the appropriate, most cost effective solutions to their telecommunication needs.
Allen is also very involved with the local community and has served on the board of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Upstate Forever (an environmental protection organization), and numerous other civic organizations. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.
Jason S. Johnson, Sales Manager
Jason is a seasoned telecommunications professional with over 25 years of experience in various roles from customer service to network design. He started his career as a student intern at SCNet while at the University of South Carolina. Upon graduation, he began working with Home Telephone to launch their Internet and Long Distance ventures. Several years later, Jason took a position in Network Operations with ITC^Deltacom at their headquarters in West Point GA, later moving into Product Management. In 2003, Jason, his wife, and young daughter moved back to South Carolina to be closer to family. During this time, he worked with SCANA Communications (SCI) as Manager of Business Development and Customer Service. In 2015, Spirit Communications purchased SCI, and Jason moved into the role of Manager of Network Planning. While at Spirit and SCI, he was instrumental in developing and launching the Metro Ethernet Access product, the Palmetto State Providers Network (PSPN), and both LIT and Dark fiber offerings to carriers, wireless carriers, and enterprise customers. Throughout Jason’s career, he has maintained a focus on fiscal responsibility and ultimately a mutually beneficial relationship between the customer and the company. Jason is an Eagle Scout, is happily married to his wife Sarah, and has a daughter, Eliza. Jason and his family are dedicated to their Church and currently reside in Lexington SC.
Steve Lawrence, Operations Manager/Account Manager
Steve had 15 years of experience in distribution management and supply chain resourcing before joining NovaLight Telecom Supply. His original focus was in establishing warehouse and shipping resources and procedures for the company. As operations manager he developed experience with all aspects of business management from accounts payable/receivable to payroll processing. After joining the NovaLight Telecom sales team, Steve developed national sales accounts and gained more experience in purchasing and manufacturer relations. A graduate of Kennesaw State University, he enjoys the culture and mountain living of North Georgia and raising his family through all of the opportunities provided by his local community and church.
Bob Conley, Account Manager
Bob Conley joined NovaLight Telecom Supply in February 2015 after working as a manufacturer’s representative for voice, data and security products for nine years. Some of the manufacturers he represented included Hitachi Cable, OCC, Prysmian, CCT, and Snake Tray. Bob has extensive knowledge of customer premise, telecom closet and outside plant products as well as experience at providing MDSI training. Bob brought with him a total of nineteen years of sales and customer service experience for which he won several awards and recognition. He is very sensitive to the need for timely responses to requests for quotes and information and works hard to exceed your expectations.
Bobbie Proctor, Account Manager
Bobbie has been in the telecom business for 46 years working for Contel, GTE, Verizon, Telephone Tools of Georgia, and NovaLight Telecom Supply. At Contel/GTE/Verizon she worked her way up from file clerk to customer service to inside sales. She has extensive experience in material purchasing and inventory management. She has worked with customers across the country, in the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, St. Thomas and other Caribbean nations and countries. At Contel, she also served as the Publishing Manager in the Marketing Department where she was responsible for printing the 2500 affiliate and 25,0000 non-affiliate catalogs. Bobbie possesses a business degree from Brenau University and has earned her RCDD Certification. Over the 35 years working with Contel/GTE/Verizon, Bobbie earned highest sales and employee of the quarter several times.
Bobbie came to work for Georgia Telecom as an Account Manager 3 years ago. She loves working with her customers and helping them to succeed. She is a proud native of Hickory, NC and has lived in Atlanta since 1977 where she enjoys spending time with her family.
Laurie Ashford, Account Manager
Laurie has been with NovaLight Telecom Supply for eight years. She strives hard every day to help her customers make the most informed choice for their telecommunications investment. She believes that every customer deserves great service and the best products and the best price available. One of the things she enjoys the most about working for NovaLight Telecom Supply is constantly learning something new in the vast changing technology of telecommunications daily. Laurie’s past career positions in customer service and retail have given her an appreciation for what it takes to provide great customer service. Working with potential customers and earning their trust is big part of why Laurie likes working in sales.
Laurie’s faith and family are most important to her. She enjoys volunteering for various out- reach programs including home assistance and the Upwards programs. Laurie’s hobbies include riding her Harley, trout fishing, and hiking.
Michael Creighton, Inside Sales Support
Michael joined the NovaLight Telecom Supply team in July 2018. He brings over 20 years experience in warehousing, shipping and receiving, logistics and supply chain management. Michael recently spent over 8 years managing and overseeing every aspect of a 25,000 sq/ft warehouse location with over 3000 skus, including all inbound and outbound products. Michael’s extensive knowledge of supply chain management will help insure that each customer receives their product on time every time. He looks forward to utilizing that experience as it applies to the fiber optics industry and discovering how best to partner with our customers to meet or exceed their expectations. Michael is married to Linda, his wife of over 23 years. They currently live in Marietta, GA, with their two dogs Brennan and Nugget! They love traveling, time with family, and are a part of the Woodstock City Church community.
Brian Abston - Account Manager
Brian has over 33 years in the telecom industry dealing mainly with fiber optic cable, test equipment and outside plant products. Most of his career he has been in sales working as a manufacturer’s rep or directly with various manufacturers. He began his career with Executone in Nashville and then on to Contel in Atlanta where he also received his degree in Marketing Management. From there he went on to GTE in Dallas before returning back to Atlanta in outside sales. He spent many years in Atlanta before being transferred back home to Nashville where he and his family still live. He also served on the board of the Tennessee Telecommunications Association for 5 years. He has enjoyed the many great customer relationships over the years. He is very knowledgeable in the many products distributed by NovaLight and is anxious to help you.