Mitchell, SD -- Vantage Point proudly shared news that Ginny Gardea, director of Customer Relations, was elected to the Montana Telecommunications Association Board as an Associate Member Director.
"I am so pleased at this honor," Gardea said. "The companies in Montana have a hard job of connecting some of the most rural parts of America. Joining the MTA board is an incredible opportunity to help shape the conversation around Montana's opportunities, challenges and provider culture."
The election was competitive, with several well-qualified candidates on the ballot.
"This year's election turned up more candidates interested in serving on MTA's board, and more votes cast by associate members, than ever before," said MTA General ManagerGeoff Feiss.
In her role at Vantage Point Solutions, Gardea is based in Canby, Oregon, and assists telecom and broadband companies in the Northwestern and Western regions of the United States. Gardea has served the broadband and telecommunications industries for 16 years, with experience ranging from customer marketing to national business strategy. Before joining Vantage Point in 2017, she worked at a regional broadband provider, including a then-pioneering rollout of IPTV. She is also a longtime member and volunteer in many state and regional trade associations.
"It's true when they say that this industry is one big family. Our clients, associations and partners all give so much to the industry – I'm very proud to be a part of that, and honored to do so through my new role as MTA Associate Member Director."
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