Executive Team

Daryl Wade - CIO

Daryl Wade

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Daryl Wade, originally from St. John, USVI, was introduced to the fiber optics networking industry at the age of 15. He holds a Computer Engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh and has been a technology entrepreneur for over 18 years. Prior to joining viNGN in 2012, Daryl worked as a programmer and multimedia developer at IBM and Hewlett-Packard, before embarking on a successful journey as a technology entrepreneur. His companies have spanned the industries of web hosting, software development, retail, digital and print media. Daryl currently serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO). He is responsible for the maintenance, expansion and advancement of the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network.

JoAnna Severin - VP of HR

JoAnna Severin

Director of Human Resources

JoAnna Severin joined the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network in July 2015 as Vice President, Human Resources. She brings over 14 years of Human Resources experience to viNGN. She has strong knowledge in talent acquisition, employee relations, benefits, conflict resolution, performance management, hospitality, policy development and training.

JoAnna is a native Virgin Islander who was raised on St. Thomas. She started her HR career at Innovative Companies in St. Thomas as a Benefits Analyst which allowed her to develop her skills in all aspects of HR, and as a result she went on to become HR Operations Manager with that Company. In that role, she was responsible for providing daily operational HR support to assigned business units for all of their USVI locations and acted as a liaison for their BVI and St. Maarten locations. She also worked at UVI Community Engagement Lifelong Learning Division (CELL) where she was responsible for the management and implementation of selected Community Lifelong Learning programs on the St. Croix campus.

JoAnna holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from the University of the Virgin Islands. She is very proud to be part of the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) initiative to see our Territory’s growth in technology and broadband adoption.