James Dunn has been selected by Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc.’s board of directors to be the coop’s next general manager and chief executive officer.
The board searched nationwide to fill the position, but ultimately concluded that Dunn’s knowledge and experience made him the best choice for the job, said Mike Rego, CVTC’s board president. Their decision was made on Jan. 25.
Dunn has more than 20 years of telecommunications experience throughout Alaska. He most recently worked for Tanadgusix Native Corp., assisting them on their USDA Community Connect grant that brought fiber to homes on Alaska’s remote St. Paul Island.
Previously Dunn served as executive director of Connect Alaska, which facilitated the Alaska Broadband Task Force under a federal grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Agency.
He holds an MBA from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
The cooperative was founded in 1961 to provide communications for Valdez, Glennallen and Prince William Sound communities.
Through CVTC and its subsidiaries, it delivers a wide array of communications products including local, long distance, wireless and broadband internet.