October 20, 2023
Blackfoot Communications CEO Jason Williams will Chair Board of Directors
Washington, D.C.—Today, USTelecom | The Broadband Association, the leading association of connectivity providers and innovators, announced new officers and additions to its Board of Directors and Leadership Committee.
The Board of Directors elected the following new officers:
Chair: Jason Williams, CEO, Blackfoot Communications, Missoula, Montana
Vice Chair: Jeff England, CFO, Silver Star Communications, Freedom, Wyoming
Secretary: Melissa Mann, Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Lumen
Treasurer: Russell “Rusty” Moore, General Manager and COO, BBT, Alpine, Texas
New members serving on the Board of Directors include Tom Maguire, COO and incoming CEO, Brightspeed and Harold Zeitz, CEO, Ziply Fiber.
“I am honored to chair USTelecom’s board of directors and look forward to working closely with the USTelecom community to ensure that universal connectivity is not just a vision but a reality,” said Jason Williams, CEO, Blackfoot Communications. “And I am proud to be a voice for Montana at the national level as we work to close the digital divide, bringing high-speed internet to every corner of our state and country.”
USTelecom’s Leadership Committee, comprised of leaders from regional and local broadband providers, elected the following officers:
Chair: Jennifer Prather, CEO of Totelcom Communications, De Leon, Texas
Vice Chair: Becky Scott, president EPICTOUCH, Elkhart, Kansas
Secretary: Josh Descant, CEO of REV, Gonzales, Louisiana
The Leadership Committee also welcomed new members, AJ Brown, Chief Legal Officer, Lumos and Kristi Westbrock, CEO/GM of CTC.