Eric Cramer is the President and CEO of Wilkes Communications and RiverSteet Networks in Wilkesboro, NC. Mr. Cramer has over 20 year of industry experience. He began his career as a consultant with John Staurulakis, Inc. where he spent eight years working with numerous rural ILECs on financial and regulatory matters from 1996-2005. He has since been working with Wilkes Communications as the CFO, Assistant GM and CFO, CEO and now President and CEO. He has since initiated a complete change management and growth strategy and overseen the launch of new product lines. He has most recently overseen multiple strategic acquisitions and an extensive growth initiative in the state through the establishment of multiple Public Private Partnerships. Mr. Cramer has a BSBA in Finance from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and an MS in Telecom and Technology Management and an MBA from the University of Maryland.