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Our Team

Alan Connolly

Alan Connolly

Executive Vice President and General Manager

Alan Connolly is responsible for sales, customer service and manufacturing operations for SouthData’s Billing Division.

He directs the sales staff, which develops product ideas in response to client needs and promotes SouthData products to customers and prospects. Alan also oversees the customer service and manufacturing departments whose staff is responsible for the timely and accurate production of a diverse range of printed and mailed products.

Prior to joining SouthData, Alan held executive management positions with manufacturing firms. His responsibilities involved overseeing multiple manufacturing plants in North Carolina, Virginia and international locations, employing more than 4,500 people with annual sales in excess of $150 million. Alan graduated from NC State University with a degree in Business and Economics. His management background includes the areas of manufacturing, product development, finance, engineering and sales.

Dwight Springthorpe

Dwight Springthorpe

Vice President of Network Systems

Dwight Springthorpe has 26 years of experience in computer network design, implementation and support. He is the founder of Network Dynamics, a network engineering firm specializing in the design and integration of local and wide area networks, and in providing support services for servers and desktop computer systems.

Following the acquisition of Network Dynamics by SouthData, Dwight assumed the responsibilities of the Vice President of Network Systems. In that capacity, he directs a staff of computer specialists who design and implement computer networks and provide desktop and server support to public schools, small businesses and non-profit agencies. Dwight holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.

John Hollingsworth

John Hollingsworth

Vice President of Client Relations

John Hollingsworth is responsible for the Client Relations division at SouthData. This includes document design, customer service, customer support, client implementation and order processing for clients in all markets.

Prior to joining SouthData, John led an ISO 9001-2000 certification effort. He was responsible for ensuring that customers’ expectations for quality and delivery were met or exceeded. John has experience in the printing industry as a Project Manager, Quality Improvement Manager and a Plant Superintendent.

John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology from Appalachian State University.

Lora Southard

Lora Southard

Vice President of Sales

Lora Southard is the Vice President of Sales for the Government and Utility Markets at SouthData. She has eight years of experience with the company serving numerous Government, Utility and Healthcare accounts in North Carolina and Virginia.

Prior to joining SouthData, Lora worked for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts for 11 years.

Lora holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Gardner-Webb University.