NTCA Updates Its Leadership


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The NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, announced changes to its leadership team, including additions to the executive team and the promotion of senior staff overseeing member services, communications, industry affairs, internal operations and the Foundation for Rural Service.

Effective today, March 1, Director of Member Services April Irwin, will take a larger role as Vice President of Member Engagement overseeing member services, training and development, meetings and marketing. Director of Human Resources Jennifer Jushchuk will align NTCA HR and technology capabilities as Vice President of Technology, Talent and Consulting Services, and Communications Director Laura Withers will focus on strategic external communications as Vice President of Strategic Communications, overseeing member communications and public affairs activities.

Irwin, Jushchuk and Withers join the existing executive team of CEO Shirley Bloomfield, Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs and Business Development Michael Romano, Chief Financial Officer Mike Viands, and Senior Vice President of Benefits and Technology, Les Greer. Lori Fischetti will transition into a new role as Vice President of Member Experience, with a focus on highly personalized member engagement, reporting to Irwin.

In addition, the philanthropic arm of NTCA, the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), will receive new leadership under Vice President of Legal Jill Canfield. FRS will also pursue a new executive director. Senior Regulatory Counsel Brian Ford has also been named as Director of Industry Affairs in recognition of his significant efforts to support NTCA members’ regulatory and industry priorities.

March 1, 2019

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