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On September 9, 2010 David Lingren was appointed Executive Director of the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) by the Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission (ITTC). As Executive Director of the ICN, Lingren oversees management of a unique, state-owned, fiber optic network. Through the ICN, Iowans access distance learning and training opportunities, government services, telemedicine, and telejustice via high-speed Internet and interactive videoconferencing.
Lingren joined the ICN staff in April 2001 working with the Network Operations personnel. He attained the Service Delivery Administrator role for ICN's Service Delivery organization in July 2005. Prior to working at the ICN, he spent 20 years with Qwest Communications where he had bottom line responsibility for the large business sector.
In December 2012, Lingren graduated with Alpha Chi honors from Grandview University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Studies. Lingren also attended Wentworth Military Academy/Junior College and Iowa State University. Lingren completed his Certified Public Manager certification from Drake University in 2007.