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Executive

 
Jeremy Fields is the President of Southern Star, as well as a shareholder. He has worked in the satellite industry since 1995, where he started as a technician before quickly moving into management. Jeremy holds a Bachelors of Science in Management from John Brown University. Jeremy is responsible for long-term strategic operations and new business analysis & integration. He has been married to Rachel since 1995. Jeremy & Rachel live in Fort Smith, AR where they are raising their three children - two boys and a little girl.
Jeff Fesperman, Executive Vice President/COO and Shareholder at Southern Star, has been with the company since 2004. He joined SSI immediately after leaving college at the University of Central OK where he earned his BBA. Jeff is in charge of day-to-day operations of Southern Star as well as new business integration. Jeff has been married to his high-school sweetheart, Brooke, since 2004. Jeff & Brooke have three children; two girls and a boy. Jeff recently completed his MBA at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
Josh Bhatia joined Southern Star in 2013 as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Josh holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Rice University. Before coming to Southern Star, he worked for Hewlett-Packard as a senior product manager, owned and operated a multi-unit franchise, and was the regional sales manager for a software company. Josh lives in Houston with his wife Amy. They have two young boys and a little girl on the way.
Stephanie Gallant joined Southern Star in 2011 initially as the Accounting Supervisor and has since been promoted to Controller. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Northeastern State University and Masters of Business Administration, University of Arkansas. Before coming to Southern Star Stephanie spent her career working in public accounting with Beall Barclay and Company in Fort Smith, Arkansas and in a small practice she owned in Poteau. Stephanie lives in Poteau, Oklahoma.
BJ Barnes joined the Southern Star Team in 2012 as a Human Resources Coordinator. Since that time he has promoted to Recruiting Manager, Call Center Manager and his current role, Director of Central Ops. Before joining the Southern Star team BJ worked as Assistant Director of LeFlore County Youth Services, Inc., a non-profit agency serving at risk children. BJ and his wife, Tarron, live in Poteau and have four children.
Kim Lancaster joined Southern Star in 2013 as Project Engineer. She holds a bachelor of Science in Industrial Operations Management with an Engineering Emphasis from Northeastern State University and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Operations Management from University of Arkansas Fayetteville. Her previous work experiences include Manufacturing Engineer, Lean Manager and Plant Industrial Engineer in large consumable goods manufacturing environments. She is responsible for driving targeted process improvements.
Darryl Teramano joined Southern Star in 2008, after serving 23 years in the United States Army where he retired as 1st Sergeant. Darryl was initially hired as the Temple Area Manager. He was later promoted to the Central Regional Manager, before moving to our corporate headquarters in Poteau to assume duties as the Director of Central Operations. Darryl has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management and has spent well over the past 20 years in the telecommunications field in numerous leadership roles. Darryl lives in Poteau, OK.

Corporate Management

 
Christopher Forrest is the most recent Regional Manager at Southern Star. He was an FSM at our Warren location before being promoted to Regional Manager.
Derrick Golden joined Southern Star as a technician, then later an Field Service Manager. Derrick was then later promoted to Regional Manager where he is responsible for the West Texas region.
Jay White Jay White joined Southern Star in 2009 and was promoted to Field Service Manager shortly after. In 2012 he was promoted to Regional Manager and is currently in charge of field operations for the East Texas Region. Jay has 18 plus years of experience in Business Management/Administration, Sales and Marketing, and Common Sense Leadership. Jay has been married to his wife, Marnee, for 17 years and they have 1 daughter. jay pic.jpg
Josh Dunkle  joined in December of 2001 as a technician then quickly being promoted to Field Service Manager. Josh then became Regional Manager of the South Texas Region. Josh resides in Arkansas.