Our Story:


Allen Powell
S&N President and CEO

Allen Powell manages all field operations for S&N Communications and leads all customer service and new business development efforts. Powell began his career in the cable and communications industry in 1983 and worked for numerous companies including GE Cablevision, Futurevision and TCI Cablevision.

In 1993, Powell founded his own company, Pyramid Construction of Virginia, Inc., to perform outside plant infrastructure services throughout the state of Virginia. In 1995, Powell saw the advantages of teaming up with a larger company and sold his business to S&N Communications. In 2014, Powell led the acquisition of Stake Center Locating.

George Baer
S&N Chief Operating Officer

George Baer joined S&N Communications in August 1997. Baer manages all field operation functions plus supports a number of other functions, including human resources, fleet management and safety and loss prevention. Baer served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer until 2014, when the positions were split. His full attention is now concentrated on operations.

Prior to joining S&N, Baer served as Assistant Corporate Comptroller for LLC International, Inc., a provider of integrated products and services relating to the design and engineering of wireless communications systems. Previously, he served as senior accountant with the JHM Group, a public company involved in the origination and servicing of mortgage loans and the trading of mortgage related securities. Baer is a graduate of the University of Virginia. 

Debbie Scott
S&N Chief Information Officer

Debbie Scott joined S&N Communications in March 1996 and is responsible for all IT, accounting and office administration as well as the S&N call center. Prior to joining the company, Scott served as controller for Pease Architect & Engineering, a civil engineering firm. She also served for eight years as field accounting center manager/assistant controller for Consolidated Coin Caterers Corporation. Scott has 25 years of IT, management and accounting experience.

Tony Belford
Senior Director of Operations & Business Development, Stake Center Locating

Tony Belford, has over 20 years of experience in the utility locating business. As Senior Director of Operations and Business Development for Stake Center Locating, a subsidiary of S&N Communications, Tony manages a team of over 450 employees, operating in 38 states coast-to-coast. He has been with Stake Center for over 12 years, guiding and building the company into one of the most well recognized and well respected locating firms in the nation. Stake Center Locating is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tony’s education over the years enabled him to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from attending the colleges of Anthem & Dixie as well as Weber State University. Tony also attended Corning Cable System’s technology school where he obtained a LAN 500 fiber splicing certificate and passed the national FOA certification.  

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