David J. Goggins, President and General Manager
Dave Goggins, a former Vice President of Operations for TelAlaska, assumed responsibility as President and General Manager in September of 2014. A TelAlaska employee for 35 years, Dave has worked in all of TelAlaska’s communities and thoroughly understands the company’s operations in those culturally diverse and geographically challenging areas of the state. He has served on the Western Telecommunications Alliance (WTA) executive board and committees for the Alaska Telephone Association (ATA).
Brett Carter, Vice-President Finance
Brett Carter has been with the company since 1991, serving in Finance roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining the company as a full time employee, he was a summer telecom technician gaining field experience. Brett holds a master’s degree in business administration from Alaska Pacific University and a bachelor of science degree in business administration and finance from Northern Arizona University. He is also a graduate of the Tele-Management program at the University of Kansas. Brett is a Trustee for the TelAlaska Profit Sharing Plan and was a member of the Separations and Access Committee of the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO) before the trade association merged with the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA).
Jason Louvier, Vice-President Operations
Jason Louvier is responsible for managing the operations of TelAlaska’s satellite and terrestrial advanced data operations, the company’s 25 telephone central offices outside plant facilities and cellular operations, 2 CATV operations, and technicians and construction employees for five subsidiaries. He is also responsible for the company’s technical and safety training standards, developing department budgets and coordinating work between Operations and the organization. Jason has over 20 years of experience in leadership and engineering roles in telecommunications, the last 13 with TelAlaska. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute.
About American Broadband:
American Broadband acquires and operates local exchange carriers, cable television systems, and related businesses in rural markets nationwide. The company’s strategy is distinguished by a long-term focus on growth in rural America. By investing in its telecommunications network, local employees and management, and community organizations, American Broadband ensures continued customer service satisfaction and works to realize the growth potential of its markets. The company now serves more than 26,000 access lines, 10,000 Cable Subscribers, and 8,500 high speed data customers in Nebraska, Missouri, and Alaska.