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Great Lakes Communication Corp.
1501 35th Ave W
Spencer, IA 51301


Great Lakes Communications Corporation(GLCC) celebrates a culture of giving and service.

Founded in 2005, GLCC is a family-owned CLEC, and considered a world-class company offering telecommunication services for conference call providers worldwide, along with voice and data services for enterprise customers and carriers.

While we continue to grow in size and scope, we will always act and think "local." We contribute to a variety of charitable organizations locally.

Kellie Beneke

Kellie Beneke

Kellie Beneke is the President of Great Lakes Communication Corporation and oversees all facets of the GLCC business model.  Kellie has an extensive background in accounting, purchasing, billing coordination, and office management.  She excels in strategic planning and effectively coordinates multiple projects for GLCC.  Kellie is an active volunteer and supporter of the local community.  She  has 25 years of business experience,  and has served as a seven-year board member and past President of the Spencer Family YMCA.  Kellie is a college basketball fan and enjoys cooking, entertaining, golf and summer outdoor activities along with her husband and three grown sons.



Josh is a passionate entrepreneur with a focus on discovering and developing new technology. During his career, he has started several successful companies, with the largest being in the telecommunication and oil and gas industries.  Josh is CEO of Great Lakes Communication Corp., one of the largest privately owned Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLEC). He is also participating in the energy renaissance of the US with ownership of companies engaged in exploration and also distributing specialty drilling and completion products for the oil and gas industry. His favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur is solving unique problems and sharing with others how to avoid similar problems and generate solutions.  Josh enjoys hunting with his dog and spending time at the lake with his wife and their five year old son.

John Hass

John Hass is Great Lakes Communication's CTO and lead developer. John has been in the telephone business for the last 11 years and specializes in VoIP and PSTN services. John got his first computer at the age of twelve, read all the programming manuals and started designing choose-your-own-adventure text games.  John's primary focus at GLCC is developing in-house systems and setting up customers.  He leads the R&D team and gets to work on many unique projects, including developing applications for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.  When John gets free time you can usually find him boating and relaxing with his wife and three kids.


Stevin is the business development manager, and has the primary leadership role in building strong collaborative relationships with professionals in the telecommunications, voice applications and software communities. Along with regulatory experience working with ILEC's, CLEC's, carriers, retail merchants, and community leaders, he leverages technology and telecommunications networks to promote economic growth. Using these skills he strives to provide a customer first philosophy to ensure clients receive value-based solutions optimized to reduce costs and promote business continuity goals. Stevin received a Masters degree in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University.