NCTC Board Chairman Stepping Down to Pursue Role with SatCom

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National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2020

NCTC Board Chairman Stepping Down to Pursue Role with SatCom

Lenexa, Kan. – The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), representing more than 750 broadband and cable operators serving all 50 states, announces its Board Chairman, Bob Ormberg is stepping down after 13 years of service. Bob is stepping down due to his change in employment from an NCTC member company to a provider of marketing services, SatCom. In the interim Brad Mefferd, Vice-Chairman will assume the role of Chairman until formal elections later this year.

“Bob Ormberg served on the NCTC board for 13 years and as an executive of GCI. He has been an outstanding contributor and will continue to work with the NCTC board for the next several months. We appreciate Bob's contributions time and insights throughout many years,” said Rich Fickle, President of NCTC.

“I have been in the telecommunications industry since May of 1985 and have worked for multiple providers in different states and have spent the past 22 years working for GCI in Alaska and have retired from GCI at the end of 2019. It was a pleasure serving on the NCTC board since 2006. During my time with the NCTC I have served on all the committees except the Finance committee and was the Chairman of the Programming committee as well as the Vice-Chairman prior to being the Chairman for the past 1-2 years. I am excited to be moving back to Minnesota which is my home state and I’m looking forward to being closer to my family. My new job with SatCom Marketing is based in the Twin Cities and I will be serving as the Business Development Officer,” said Bob Ormberg, Chairman of NCTC's Board of Directors.

“I thank Bob for his years of service and his insightful leadership of the Board. I’m glad he is staying within the industry, and I’m grateful that Bob will continue to assist me and the Board over the coming months, and wish him well in his new role at Satcom,” said Brad Mefferd, Vice-Chairman of NCTC's Board of Directors.

About the National Cable Television Cooperative
The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas-based, not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for its member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the U.S. and its territories. NCTC seeks to maximize current and future opportunities to ensure the profitability, competitive stature and long-term sustainability of its member companies. NCTC represents more than 750 small and mid-sized independent cable and broadband operators across the U.S., in programming and technology acquisition. NCTC is actively engaged in helping network providers and suppliers evolve their business models to deploy new video/data solutions to match the changes in the media landscape.

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