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BVTC announces new GM/CEO

Home, Kan. — Jan. 14, 2013 — The Board of Directors of Blue Valley Tele-Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Thomason as BVTC’s general manager and chief executive officer effective Jan. 1, 2013. Thomason brings more than 32 years of relevant industry experience to his new role.

“We welcome Brian’s experience and leadership to the BVTC family,” said Terry Force, board president. “With many changes occurring at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), BVTC finds itself at a critical moment; needing renewed leadership in order to successfully implement our strategy for future growth opportunities. Brian is a visionary with a proven track record of execution. He is a strong communicator who is customer focused with deep leadership capabilities. Furthermore, with 32 years of experience in the telephony industry, Brian has a solid understanding of not only our products and services but also our mission.”

Thomason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He and his wife Rebecca are relocating from central Indiana; however, their original home was in Southern Illinois. They have two grown daughters.


Meet Brian Thomason, New BVTC GM/CEO

BVTC would like to invite the public to meet its new General Manager, Brian Thomason. Thomason will be at the following locations from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and will be available for questions and general discussion:


Lil Haps, Home – Jan. 18

Off Main Café, Onaga – Jan. 21

Deb’s Place, Centralia – Jan. 22

Palmer Café, Palmer – Jan. 24

South 40 Café, Westmoreland – Jan. 25

ACE’s, Axtell – Jan. 29

Classic Café, Summerfield – Jan. 30

Lillis Tavern, Lillis – Jan. 31

Robidoux Café, Beattie – Feb. 1


In addition, BVTC will be hosting an open house reception Saturday, Feb. 23 at its headquarters, 1559 Pony Express Hwy., Home, KS from 1-4 p.m. Refreshments will be available throughout the afternoon as well as hourly drawings.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.