Committees

boardMTIA has revised the association’s committee structure and function to operate more effectively and better serve our members.

We are currently recruiting members to serve on all MTIA committees. Generally committees meet by conference call on an as-needed, per-project basis.

For more information on these volunteer opportunities, contact:

MTIA President Ric Telthorst
(573) 634-2527 x 22
ric@mtia.org

Association Standing Committees: 2013

Committee Name Purpose & Procedure
Legislative Affairs Committee
Chairman: Doug Galloway
CenturyLink
P: 573-634-1511
doug.galloway@centurylink.com
Reviews and evaluates the impact of state legislative issues affecting the industry and member companies. Develops association response and strategy when appropriate. Facilitates discussion of legislative issues among member companies. Recommends legislative advocacy positions to board for approval.
Regulatory Affairs Committee
Chairman: Trip England
Brydon, Swearengen & England, P.C.
P: 573-635-7166
trip@brydonlaw.com
Reviews and evaluates the impact of state regulatory issues affecting the industry and member companies. Develops association response and strategy when appropriate. Facilitates discussion of regulatory issues among member companies. Recommends regulatory advocacy positions to board for approval.
External Affairs Committee
Chairman: Lisa Winberry
BPS Telephone
P: 573-293-2277
winberry@bpstelephone.com
Identifies economic development, public relations, communications and other external affairs issues important to member companies. Develops programs and policies to respond to external affairs issues and benefit member companies. Recommends external affairs programs to board for approval and funding.
Services & Training Committee
Chairman: Jeff Sappington
Citizens Telephone Co.
P: 660-584-6533
jsappington@ctcis.net
Identifies managerial, technical and safety training and education needs of member companies and develops programs to meet needs. Develops and approves general plan and agenda for annual conference and other association meetings.
Industry Partners Committee
Chairman: Mike Arthur
Goldfield Telecom LC
P: 515-851-1046
marthur@goldtelecom.com
Serves as liaison between board and Category III member companies. Identifies specific needs and interests of Category III member companies. Provides recommendations to staff on association trade show format and content.