Integra Telecom, a fiber-based, wholesale and retail telecommunications provider for business, has named Tom Casey chief executive officer.? ?Casey has been the chairman of the board of Integra Telecom since 2009 and will remain a director. He most recently served as the president and chief executive officer of Current Group LLC, headquartered in Germantown, Md.

Casey replaces Dudley Slater, the co-founder and CEO of Integra since 1998. Slater will remain on Integra’s board of directors as vice chairman.? ?“Growing Integra from nine employees to become one of the leading telecom companies in the country has been a wonderful and rewarding experience. I’m sincerely grateful to our customers, employees and management team,” said Slater, in a statement.  “I look forward to the future success of the company and providing assistance in my role as vice chairman of the board.”

Prior to Current Group LLC, Casey served as the chief executive officer of One Communications Inc., and chairman and chief executive officer at Choice One Communications. He has also held the positions of managing director in the telecom and media investment banking group at Merrill Lynch and partner in the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom.

Jim Huesgen, who has been with Integra since 2000, will remain president of Integra. Casey’s former position as chairman of the board of Integra will be filled by Kevin O’Hara, who is formerly the president and chief operating officer of Level 3 Communications.

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