Brian Snider is responsible for overseeing the overall business, ensuring the resources are in place to meet the needs of the company’s staff, investors, communities, customers, and partners. He also serves as a thought leader for Lit Communities, representing the firm in public-facing settings such as conferences, project meetings, and investor relations.
Brian leads Lit’s Board of Directors and communicates with investors and counsel on any critical issues and corporate actions. He works closely, too, with the finance and business development teams to build broadband project budgets and assemble optimal capital stacks for funding.
Brian founded the company in 2019 after more than 18 years of experience in wide-area network deployments, including leading the Southeast U.S. build-out of AT&T’s U-verse release; Google Fiber’s builds in Austin, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, and Huntsville; and Verizon’s network densification in Seattle, San Francisco, Cleveland, Nashville, and Knoxville.
Brian and his wife have two children and live in the Birmingham area. He tries to golf when he can but spends most of his time away from the office running around to baseball, basketball, football, cheer, and whatever other activity the kids are doing.
“My business priorities center on setting our strategy and direction while engaging with our executive team to model our critical values, culture, and behavior. That’s what ensures we execute each project successfully for all our stakeholders, especially our municipal partners and the people they serve.” – Brian Snider, Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Massey supports all financial activities at Lit Communities. His broad responsibilities include accounting, financial management, planning, risk management, reporting, and investor relations.
Andrew joined Lit Communities in 2022 with 20 years of progressive financial experience. For the past 16 years, he has been with Astound Broadband, most recently as vice president of commercial finance. In that role, he helped lead merger/acquisition integration, profit/loss management, and strategic capital deployment.
Andrew has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and lives near Philadelphia with his wife, four sons, and two dogs. They spend their time with children’s sports activities, mountain biking, and enjoying the parks near their Bucks County home.
“My goal is to bring clarity and financial vision that will help our team make the most of the amazing opportunities that are out there. Together, we’ll find creative ways to leverage and grow our tools and knowledge as we work to empower as many homes and businesses as possible with all that broadband fiber has to offer.” – Andrew Massey, Chief Financial Officer
President, Lit Consulting
Lindsay Miller leads Lit Communities’ collaboration with local governments and stakeholders as they seek to understand their unique local broadband landscapes and foster public-private partnerships for broadband network deployment and expansion.
As President of Lit Consulting, Lindsay is responsible for ensuring that all community projects meet Lit’s high standards for quality and timeliness. Lindsay has extensive experience in the fast-growing community broadband space, including engagements with local, regional, and state clients across urban, rural, and suburban markets.
Lindsay joined Lit Communities from the Columbus, Ohio, office of law firm Ice Miller LLP, where she had been a Partner and Vice Chair of the firm’s Government Law Group. She also formerly served as Executive Director of Connect Ohio, and Broadband Research and Planning Counsel for its parent nonprofit, Connected Nation.
She holds a law degree and master’s degree in public policy and management from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky. Lindsay lives with her family in historic German Village in downtown Columbus, where they enjoy exploring Ohio’s ever-growing capital city, especially its impressive food scene.
“I’m excited to help Lit Communities’ clients execute strategies that set the stage for forward-looking local leaders to take their communities across the digital divide into today’s new world of ubiquitous broadband.” – Lindsay Miller, President, Lit Consulting
Chief Marketing Officer
Lindsay Whitehurst is responsible for product development, marketing, and advertising at Lit Communities (“Lit”). Her primary focus is on the development and implementation of marketing and business development strategies for Lit and its subsidiaries. Her efforts are designed to promote significant economic development in the local communities served by Lit’s subsidiaries resulting from the deployment of advanced fiber-based broadband networks.
Lindsay joined Lit in 2022 with nearly 20 years of experience in entrepreneurial and business development success in the telecommunications industry, including most recently as co-founder and CMO for GigaMonster Networks, a pioneering provider of fiber-based internet and managed Wi-Fi to multifamily communities in nearly 50 markets throughout the US.
Before GigaMonster’s launch in 2015, Lindsay was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for DIRECPATH, a DIRECTV and Hicks Equity Partners company. Under her marketing leadership, for three years running DIRECPATH achieved DIRECTV’s most coveted award in the multifamily channel, — Highest DIRECTV Penetration.
Now at Lit, Lindsay applies her extensive technical acumen and deep understanding of consumer motivations to help municipalities identify and leverage their opportunities to bridge the digital divide across their communities by using proven, customized market strategies to drive subscriber growth.
Lindsay is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and lives in Mableton, a Cobb County community in metro Atlanta.
“There’s unlimited potential for growth as forward-leaning local governments partner with leading-edge providers to extend fiber broadband access to underserved communities across America. It’s exciting to be part of that important work at Lit Communities.” – Lindsay Whitehurst, Chief Marketing Officer