The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) is shuffling the corporate deck by naming UPC veteran Tim Bryan as its new CEO. Effective Aug. 1, Bryan takes over the reins from Jack Harvey, current President and CEO, who will continue to work for the NRTC as the organization's President.
As the new CEO of NRTC, Bryan is charged with developing new business opportunities for the organization in addition to developing its long-term strategy. Meanwhile, Harvey will continue to lead NRTC's operating business units, pursuing opportunities with other cooperative and organizations in addition to helping get Bryan up to speed on the role of the NRTC.
Over his almost 30-year career in the telecom industry, Bryan has held a number of senior management positions, including most recently as CEO of ICO Global Communications, a satellite and terrestrial wireless provider. Before ICO, Bryan was the President of UPC, one of Europe's largest cable operators, and provided funding to the budding wireless and cable TV businesses as the VP and manager of the Communications Lending Group for NationsBank.
Bryan is not exactly a stranger to NRTC, having provided guidance to NRTC's management team for wireless strategy and investments and to other companies that offer products and services that relate to NRTC members.
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