Russell Joins CTC as Corporate IT Manager

BAXTER, MN – Matt Russell recently joined Consolidated Telephone Company (CTC) as the Corporate IT Manager, working closely with CTC’s employees and fronting cyber security initiatives. Russell started in December 2023 after spending almost four years as a Corporate Director of Information Technology for Cote Family Companies, and 15 years overall in the industry, within the Brainerd Lakes Area. Russell holds a degree in Network Administration from CLC in Brainerd.

“I was excited to start with CTC because, as both a customer and resident of the local community, it has always shown itself to be a company that truly cares about their community and their quality of work,” said Russell. “The best thing about my time here thus far is knowing passionate, hardworking people surround me who enjoy what they do.”

Russell’s primary role will be working with all departments to ensure that they have the right tools to do their jobs efficiently and effectively and to keep those tools working. He will also further security policies, work with cyber security partners, and analyze CTC’s security footprint.



CTC is a technology advisor and full-service telecommunications company based in Brainerd, MN. Formed in 1952, CTC has grown into a complete communications provider offering telephone, high-speed internet, digital television, and IT services to businesses and individuals throughout central and northern Minnesota. More information about CTC can be found at www.goctc.com.