C Spire’s chief financial officer is relocating from Mississippi to Birmingham and will oversee the company’s growth in Alabama.
Ben Pace is moving from the telecommunication company’s Ridgeland, Mississippi, headquarters, where he has worked for 23 years.
The move comes in the midst of a $500 million investment in fiber infrastructure and other network enhancements in Alabama to provide ultra-fast broadband internet access for customers. The enhancements are part of a three-year investment of $1 billion across Alabama and Mississippi.
“We have a long-standing commitment to Alabama, and are expanding our services across the state, bringing ultra-fast fiber to rural communities, encouraging private sector broadband investment and leveraging existing resources to residents and businesses,” said Hu Meena, president and CEO of C Spire. “To lead our continued growth, we felt it important to have an executive from the C-suite working in our Birmingham office. Ben will be a great catalyst and visionary in the marketplace.”
Pace said he is “eager to work alongside (his) colleagues, state and local officials, businesses and residents to advance technologies that will enhance the quality of life across Alabama. We are steadfast in our investment in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee to improve the economic future for the next generation.”