Bristol Bay Telephone Cooperative Board Hires New CEO/General Manager
Bristol Bay Telephone Cooperative, Inc.’s (“BBTC”) Board of Directors announced today the selection of Jeff Fulton to serve as BBTC’s next CEO/General Manager. The Board approved the hire at its regularly scheduled Board meeting on March 7, 2017. Jeff Fulton will be joining us April 3, 2017.
Ken Pulice, President of BBTC’s Board of Directors, said, “The Board conducted a nationwide search for its next CEO/General Manager, and we were delighted to find him right here in Alaska. The Board had several very competitive candidates to choose from. Ultimately, the Board felt that Jeff’s management and telephone utility experience made him the clear best choice for the job.”
Jeff Fulton has over 34 years of managerial and supervisory experience, with more than 25 years of telecommunications managerial experience. He spent four successful years as the General Manager of a Lower 48 telephone cooperative, where he oversaw major expansions of the services offered to its members. Jeff retired as a major from the United States Army after twenty years of service to his country, working around the world to help the Army meet its communications needs in some of the most challenging conditions on Earth. While his work has taken him to numerous locations around the globe, he considers Alaska home, maintaining a house in the Mat-Su Valley for many years. Jeff is excited to apply his skills and experience to the challenges facing BBTC and looks forward to being an active member of the Bristol Bay community.
BBTC is a nonprofit telephone cooperative founded in 1972 that serves the communication needs of Alaska’s Bristol Bay Region. Through the cooperative and its subsidiaries, it delivers a wide array of communications products including Local, Wireless, Internet, and Cable TV services. BBTC serves the communities of Naknek, King Salmon, Ekwok, Igiugig, Koliganek, Levelock, New Stuyahok, South Naknek and surrounding areas. BBTC’s office is located at 1 Main Street King Salmon, Alaska and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.