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Sherry McCuller C.

Chief Executive Officer

McCuller Muir Management Partners LLC

Direct Phone: (980) ***-****       

McCuller Muir Management Partners LLC

Background Information

Employment History

Peregrine Management Partners

Managing Director
Peregrine Management Partners

Managing Director
The Institute at Mars Hill College

Project Manager
Appalachian Access

Appalachian Access

Position, Board
National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors

Chief Financial Officer
BalsamWest FiberNET LLC

General Manager
BalsamWest FiberNET LLC

Executive Director
The Institute at Biltmore

Managing Director
The Institute at Biltmore


Policy Committee Chair
Peregrine Management Partners

Board Member and Chairman

Board Member
National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors


undergraduate degree
accountancy and finance
University of North Carolina

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McCuller Muir Management Partners, LLC Sherry C. McCuller, Chief Executive Officer

950 W. Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1711 Phone:980-422-3354
Atlanta, Georgia30309 Email:scmcculler@mccullermuir.com

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Sherry C. McCuller, Chief Executive Officer

"Connectedness deepens awareness and expands individual imagination. Imagination is the heart of creativity."
For over a decade Ms. McCuller has focused exclusively on funding and deployment of advanced technologies in rural underserved areas. She brings over thirty-five years of executive experience in investment banking, software engineering and fiber-optic broadband communications to the rural initiatives she serves. As a resident of a sparsely populated rural county, with a small business base isolated from metropolitan trading centers by the 6,000+ peaks of the Southern Appalachian Highlands, she understands the critical importance of connectivity and affordable access to advanced communications infrastructure and applications for community economic development, small businesses, entrepreneurs, education and health care.
Since 1999, Ms. McCuller has helped rural communities develop informed and effective strategies and technology and business plans that have attracted over $246 million in public, private and nonprofit funding. Ms. McCuller has successfully managed large-scale infrastructure deployments and early-stage management of advanced technology ventures on behalf of public, private and philanthropic funders.
Ms. McCuller serves as a Board member and Chairman of the Policy and Legal Committee of the Southeast Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, a regional chapter of NATOA. NATOA is the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors in Washington DC, serving local governments throughout the United States. Ms. McCuller was elected to the Board of NATOA in 2010 and serves as Co-chair of NATOA's Policy and Legal Committee.

Welcome to Appalachian Access

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Having fiber-optic cable will mean companies and private contractors in WNC can send packets of data to clients worldwide as fast and as affordably as their counterparts in densely wired urban areas like Charlotte and the Research Triangle, project manager Sherry McCuller said Thursday.

Appalachian Access is an initiative by more than 100 businesses, schools and governments and others in 23 counties to get fiber-optic service far faster and accommodating than access to the Internet that most businesses here currently have.
It hopes to convince a vendor that there's enough of a need by businesses and schools already and that there would be even more if fiber optic were available.
McCuller made her comments to the Rural Internet Access Authority at Southwestern Community College Thursday.The college is spearheading the Appalachian Access effort, and the authority backs it.
WNC businesses for years have been frustrated by the expense of transmitting data over the existing phone lines.
It's so expensive because the nearest on-ramp to the fiber-optic "superhighway" is in Charlotte, Knoxville, Tenn., and Greenville, S.C. Companies in WNC pay toll charges there and back.
McCuller is managing director of The Institute at Mars Hill College, which is doing the research for Appalachian Access.She said 11 companies are interested in providing the fiber-optic cable to the area needs.
A "formal indication of intention" to be the cable entity is like an engagement to be married, McCuller explained.A contract comes next, after program administrators select whichever company best suits the areas needs, she said.
Already she and other project participants have identified $12 million worth of business in WNC that need fiber-optic cable.That alone is all administrators need to get a better price for high-speed access, McCuller said.
There are 109 companies in and around Buncombe County that could use the high-speed lines, McCuller told the board, declining to name any of them.She said there are 14 in Cherokee County, eight in Clay County and 32 on the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Reservation and in Jackson, Swain, Macon and Haywood counties.
There are also 19 hospitals and health care organizations that need higher speed access, McCuller said, so that doctors and hospitals in Waynesville and Sylva, for example, can send X-rays instantaneously and clearly to radiologists at Mission St. Joseph's Health System of interpretation.

NATOA | about | Board of Directors

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Sherry McCuller President Peregrine Management Partners LLC 2387 S. Toe River Rd. Burnsville, NC 28714 Phone: 828-675-9290 Fax: 828-675-9290

Sherry McCuller

Lightwave - Collaboration brings fiber to Appalachian schools

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"The premise has been that there's not enough demand here for the private sector to invest in," says Sherry McCuller, BalsamWest's chief financial officer, of the region's communications dilemma.

The object is community redevelopment and enhancements to quality of life," McCuller says."It's just that we are free, basically, to give away a lot of money if we want to without having to worry about holding collaborations that are really huge together."
By "giving away a lot of money," McCuller means that BalsamWest can offer its resources-in the case of WNC-EdNET, dark fiber-at cut-rate prices when the right project comes along.
According to McCuller, BalsamWest will provide such functions as duct maintenance, cut restoration, fault location, among others, that are typical with dark fiber deals.
The WRESA group signed a 20-year contract for the network, for which the schools will be responsible for buying transmission equipment.BalsamWest is using Cisco Systems (www.cisco.com) RPR-enabled SONET equipment for its 300-mi tristate backbone; McCuller says that her company convinced Cisco to enable the WRESA school districts to participate in the volume pricing BalsamWest enjoys.McCuller says the network is engineered so that the backbone starts with a capacity of 10 Gbits/sec, with 1-Gbit/sec handoffs at each hub.
And the hardest thing usually is to build a collaboration," offers McCuller."So I think it's a testament to this whole region that we've been able to pull this off.And I think it demonstrates the need that we had that we were able to do this.People have worked altruistically; self interest has not gotten in the way."
When Phase II of the network build is completed this year, BalsamWest expects to have reached more than 70 K-12 public and charter school, community college, and university sites."This is really just incredible for rural schools that might graduate eight children a year who were being forced to use 2,400-baud dial-up," McCuller concludes.

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