Telcom Matters

We would like to welcome the following new members to our Telcom P&C and/or D&O family: Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association (Iowa), BPS Telephone Co. (Missouri), Stratford Mutual Telephone (Iowa) and Kansas Fiber Network (Kansas).

Upcoming Holidays: Our offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day. Please report all claims directly to the carrier. If you need claims reporting phone/fax numbers, please dial our main line at 301-220-3200 for a complete listing.

We offer our congratulations to the following Telcom family members:

Jana Wallace, who stepped into her new role as CEO of Panhandle Telephone Cooperative in Guymon, Oklahoma.

Congratulations to the individuals who received NTCA Excellence Awards at RTIME 2020.

Jim Dauby, president and CEO of Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative, was awarded the Manager Life Achievement Award.

Rodney Renner, board director at Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative, received the Director Life Achievement Award.

Chad Larson, sales engineer at Consolidated Telephone Co., was awarded the Special Achievement Award.

Kirk Lehman, chief executive officer of RTC Communications, received the Management Innovation Award.

Jim Eaton, vice president of finance and administration at Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, was awarded the Key Employee Excellence Award.

Jill Kohlhaas, senior dispatcher and plant record clerk at Madison Telephone Co., received a Heroism Award.

Jeff Powell, central office technician at North Central Telephone Cooperative, also received a Heroism Award.

Andy Smith, managing director of the communications banking division at CoBank, received the Associate Member Outstanding Achievement Award.

Kurt Gruendling, vice president of marketing and business development at Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom, received the Outstanding Marketing Achievement Award.

We offer condolences to the following Telcom family members:

To the family of Nancy Peterson of Wittenberg and Niagara Telephone Cos., who passed away in March.

To the family of Raymond Fisher, CFO at Sandhill Telephone Cooperative, who passed away in March.

To the family of Robin Anderson of Telcom Insurance Group, whose mother passed away in March.