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George Allen Trabits Fills Vacant Seat On MTA’s Board


Palmer, October 20, 2011 — The Board of Directors of Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc., has selected George Trabits from a slate of interested applicants to fill a vacant seat on its Board. Previous MTA Board Director Kim Robinson resigned due to plans to travel out of Alaska for prolonged periods.

The MTA Board said it was most impressed by Trabits’ interest in the preservation of the cooperative’s caring culture to maintain an exceptional level of customer experience and support for the community. As an MTA member, Trabits noted in his application how much he appreciates MTA’s product quality and its courteous, expert customer service.

Trabits’ business experience includes the establishment of two privately held companies with values in excess of three million dollars. He has managed technical staff, focusing on team building to achieve stated goals. His technically- and scientifically-oriented knowledge will support an understanding of state-of-the-art and evolving communications. Trabits has served on numerous public boards and commissions and was an MTA board candidate in the 2009 election.

Other members of MTA’s Board are Earl Lackey, Chief Governance Officer; Catherine Fosselman, Secretary; Al Strawn, Director; and Larry Wiget, Director.

MTA is a locally-owned communications cooperative founded in 1953 to bring telephone service to rural South-Central Alaska. Today, MTA delivers some of the most advanced communications products available in the marketplace, including wireless, high definition digital television with video-on-demand, high-speed Internet, long-distance, an online directory, and local service. The MTA service area covers over 10,000 square miles and extends from Eagle River’s Hiland Road to Clear Air Force Base.

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