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Bluebird Network’s Sue Schaefer, Listed in Capacity’s 20 Women to Watch

Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider and operator of two data centers, announced today that its Director of Business Development has been listed in this year’s Capacity Media’s 20 Women to Watch. Every year Capacity Media celebrates 20 women in the wholesale telecommunications sector who achieve massive results in their respective industries. 2021 marks the highest number of nominations to date, from the widest mix of telcos, demonstrating the outstanding work women have been doing across the industry.

Acknowledged for her dedicated leadership, Sue has devoted her career to helping businesses achieve their goals and reach new heights. With over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Sue manages Bluebird Network’s strategic initiatives. Her sound leadership and attention to detail plays an important role in Bluebird’s fiber network expansion, colocation services and data center growth. This year, Sue played an integral role in the company’s acquisition of their second data center, located in the Quad Cities.

Not only using her skills at Bluebird Network, she has a passion for charitable endeavors. Sue drove an initiative to give ‘New Home Kits’ to residents impacted by the  Jefferson City, MO tornado. At the onset of the pandemic, Sue led the company’s food bank donation initiative. Sue was on the Board of Directors for the American Diabetes Association for five years, and a Trusted Advisor to The Newhouse Domestic Violence Shelter. She is a Fellow with the Pipeline Entrepreneurial program, an entrepreneurial group that mentors inspiring women to pursue their goals, ambitions and ideas.

“I feel truly honored to be selected as one of the 20 women to watch,” comments Sue Schaefer, Director of Business Development for Bluebird Network. “Being listed among other outstanding female leaders in the industry is a true honor.”

To see the full Capacity Media 20 Women to Watch list, click here.

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About Bluebird Network

Bluebird Network is a communications infrastructure provider and data center operator. Since 1999, Bluebird Network, headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, has provided internet and transport services, via its fiber infrastructure, to Carriers and Enterprises in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, and the surrounding states. Bluebird owns two data centers: an underground facility in Springfield, MO, and a facility in the Quad Cities. Bluebird operates over 10,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections with over 74,000 on-net and near-net buildings and 151 Points of Presence (PoP) sites spanning the Midwest, including the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield (MO and IL), Tulsa, Peoria, Rockford, Bloomington, Normal and the Quad Cities. To learn more, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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