The Consolidated Telephone Company (CTC) Board of Directors unanimously elected Kristi Westbrock as Chief Executive Officer/General Manager. Westbrock succeeds CTC’s current CEO/General Manager Kevin Larson who announced his retirement from CTC at the company’s Annual Meeting on June 6, 2018. Kevin’s retirement date from the CEO position at CTC will be June 30, 2018.
“The CTC Board of Directors is delighted that Kristi has accepted the CEO/General Manager position. We are confident that Kristi will continue to move our Cooperative forward with the best interest of our members in mind,” states Morris Nelson, Chairperson of the Board of Directors. “We also thank Kevin for his dedication and commitment to the Cooperative for the past 17 years. Kevin has many accomplishments over his tenure, including leading the fiber to the home project to our original ten service areas.”
Westbrock currently is CTC’s COO/Assistant General Manager and has been with CTC since 2007. “I am confident in Kristi’s abilities and excited for the future of our Cooperative,” states Larson. “We are very fortunate to have someone as talented and thoughtful as Kristi to step into this position.”
“I want to thank the Board of Directors and Kevin for their leadership and for this opportunity,” comments Westbrock. “Serving the membership of CTC as the CEO is an honor. CTC is progressive in technology while serving the needs of rural America. This matches our aspirations at CTC of keeping our small towns vibrant, our farmers connected, our education systems advancing, and our infrastructure strong.”
Westbrock is a native of Browns Valley, MN. She has been employed with CTC for 10 years and has 21 total years of telecommunications experience. Westbrock currently serves as a national Trustee for the Group Health Plan of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, a Trustee for the Initiative Foundation and the Past-Chair of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce.