[Job Title] dedicated to continuous process improvement in the face of rapidly evolving and changing markets. Extremely results-oriented and proactive in addressing and resolving problems. [Job Title] dedicated to continuous process improvement in the face of rapidly evolving and changing markets. Extremely results-oriented and proactive in addressing and resolving problems.
Exceptional interpersonal communication
Chief Executive Officer/General Manager, 01/2005
to Current Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative – Valdez,
Chief Executive Officer for Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative, a rural local exchange carrier with over 3,800 access lines, and wholly owned subsidiaries with over 4,200 wireless subscribers, a long distance reseller and Internet provider with over 1,800 subscribers.
CVTC has consolidated net operating revenues of over $34 million.
Responsible for providing strategic oversight for the Cooperative and its affiliates operations.
Provide oversight of the day to day operations to ensure operational excellence of all CVTC activities and its subsidiaries while maintaining a strong and stable financial condition.
Responsible for continued excellent relations with the member/owners of the Cooperative to encourage maximum utilization of CVTC provided services and products, and maintain a high level of awareness about CVTC philosophy and plans.
Responsible for compliance with regulatory authority while working with industry groups to affect positive changes for CVTC in both the legislative and regulatory arenas.
Negotiate labor agreements with IBEW.
Developed strategy and oversaw the completion of 3G and 4G LTE cellular expansion.
Developed strategy and oversaw completion of major fiber and microwave network.
Strengthened company's business by leading implementation of the company's fiber and microwave network.
Partnered successfully with national wireless carrier to bring 4G LTE to the Prince William Sound, Valdez, Copper Basin region.
City Manager, 01/1998
to 02/2005 City of Valdez – Valdez,
Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Valdez, a full service municipality providing public safety, public works, recreational and leisure services, port and marine facilities, airport terminal, engineering and planning and health care.
Oversaw the development and implementation of a $24,000,000 annual operating budget, a $90,000,000 permanent fund and over $250,000,000 in assets.
Oversaw over 100 full time employees.
Accountable to the City Council.
Responsible for governmental relations with the state legislature, the State Administration, the federal delegation, the United States Coast Guard and multinational oil and shipping companies, community college, school district and state agencies.
Represented the City of Valdez on the Alaska Gas Line Port Authority working to develop a natural gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope to Valdez.
Assistant City Manager/Director, 01/1990
to 01/1998 City of Valdez – Valdez,
Managed the City's Community and Economic Development.
Served on the senior leadership team for the City of Valdez.
Provided day to day oversight of the planning, engineering and public works departments.
Provided staff support to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Manager on issues pertaining to planning and economic developments.
Director of Community, 01/1988
to 01/1990 City of Enumclaw – Enumclaw,
Oversaw the Community Development Department which was responsible for planning, code enforcement and engineering for a rapidly growing community near a major metropolitan area in the Pacific Northwest.
Assisted the Planning Commission and the City Council develop policies to control the rapid growth experienced by the community.
Director of Community, 01/1984
to 01/1988 City of Cordova – Cordova,
Served as the planner and building inspector for a small coastal Alaskan community.
Managed the public works department which included street maintenance, building maintenance and utilities.
Successfully applied for grants from the U.S.
Economic Development Administration to develop two commercial and light industrial developments.
City Planner, 01/1982
to 01/1984 City of Yakutat – Yakutat,
Served as the City Planner for a small native village located on the Gulf of Alaska.
Administered the coastal management program and updated the comprehensive development plan.
Represented the City on an interdisciplinary planning team for the Situk River, a wild and scenic river.
Master of Science: Rural, Town and Regional Planning,
1986 University of Montana - Missoula,
Montana Rural, Town and Regional Planning
Bachelor of Science: Resource Management,
1976 University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point,
Wisconsin Resource Management Various seminars, workshops and conferences through the National Telephone Cooperative Association and other trade associations.
Past President of the Alaska Telephone Association (current Board member) Past President of the Rural Wireless Association (national trade association of rural wireless carriers) Member of the Government Affairs Committee of the NTCA, the National Broadband Association COMMUNITY BOARD MEMBERSHIPS Providence Valdez Health Advisory Council Vice Chair, City of Valdez Economic Diversification Commission President, Prince William Sound Economic Development District Chairman, Alaska Gasline Port Authority Past Board member, Providence Alaska Community Ministry Board served 9 years)