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Leadership Team

Paul H. Griswold

President and CEO of Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Company

Since 2005, Paul has served as President and CEO for both Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Companies (OTTC) and Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc. in Central New York State.  Both companies have been owned and operated by the Griswold family for over 97 years and 5 generations.

Paul Griswold served as President and CEO of Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc., until 2017, when he initiated the acquisition of FLTG to FirstLight. FLTG was formed in 1995 in order to offer deregulated telecommunications services. FLTG owns the largest privately held fiber network in Upstate NY. The fiber network encompasses over 2,500 miles and connects 50 different cities in Upstate NY.

Following the acquisition of FLTG by FirstLight, Paul served as President of Advanced Technologies, and Executive VP until 2020. Paul currently serves as the President and CEO of Ontario and Trumansburg Telephone Companies and Upstate Fiber Networks (a division of OTTC).

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James Cheney

Chief Financial Officer

James Cheney is the principal owner of James E. Cheney CPA, PLLC and co-owner of the Phelps Mercantile located in Phelps, New York. James also serves as controller for several local businesses, including Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, as well as a member of the board of directors, for Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Companies.

James lives in Phelps with his wife of nearly 30 years, Dawn. They raised four children and hosted over 12 Foreign Exchange Students through AFS and Rotary International.

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