Paul Griswold joined FirstLight Fiber in September 2017 and acts as a Senior Advisor to the Company. Prior to FirstLight, Mr. Griswold was President and CEO of Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc. (FLTG) since its inception in 1995. Mr. Griswold formed FLTG in order to offer deregulated telecommunications services and FLTG was a subsidiary of Ontario and Trumansburg Telephone Companies. Mr. Griswold has served as President and CEO of the telephone companies since 2005 and continues to own and operate the telephone companies which have been operated by the Griswold family for over 97 years and 5 generations.
Mr. Griswold attended Rochester Institute of Technology and Kansas School of Telecommunications. Mr. Griswold is also very active in industry associations and community and business organizations. Mr. Griswold is currently on the Board of Directors for Champlain Telephone Company and Ontario and Trumansburg Telephone Companies. Mr. Griswold is also currently serving as Chairman of the Board for the New York State Telephone Association. Mr. Griswold is on the Cisco Systems Eastern Regional VAR Council, Cisco Systems National Commercial Advisory Board and Cisco Systems Midmarket Small Business Advisory Board. Mr. Griswold received the Habitat for Humanity Legacy Award in 2015. This award greatly illustrates Mr. Griswold’s commitment to volunteering and giving back to the community. Mr. Griswold continues to be very active in various community organizations.