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New COO for Alaska Communications Parallels Some of CEO’s Background

Mar 7, 2024 | Right Moves, Telecom & Tech

Alaska Communications

The new Chief Operating Officer for Alaska Communications has experience at several of the same tech companies where the telecom’s new CEO used to work.

Jeff Vogt is joining Alaska Communications, reporting directly to President and CEO Matt McConnell. Vogt previously worked at Comcast Corporation, Level 3 Communications, and Cantaloupe, Inc., maker of the ePort point-of-sale technology. McConnell likewise had leadership roles in those companies.

“I’m thrilled to join Matt and the team at Alaska Communications,” says Vogt. “The company has a strong foundation as the connectivity provider of choice to Alaska consumers and businesses, a world-class team, and a culture of innovation. I’m looking forward to delivering acceleration of the company’s growth plans to bring fiber connectivity and services to Alaska.”

As COO, Vogt is responsible for the company’s cross-functional operations, strategic direction, and transformation initiatives, with particular focus on customer experience, enterprise innovation, and continuing to upgrade and expand the company’s fiber network.

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Vogt earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree from The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, DC. He most recently served as executive vice president and general manager at Actif.AI, an artificial intelligence software company serving the telecommunications industry. Prior to that, he held executive management positions in the cable, telecommunications, and software industries.

“Jeff is a transformational leader and proven change agent with an extensive industry background and an impressive track record of building and scaling technology businesses, growing revenue, and leveraging data, new technology, and process improvements to improve operations,” says McConnell. “I am confident he is the right leader to execute our strategic plan to deliver the company’s growth objectives, scale operations, and enhance our culture. I’m excited to welcome Jeff to the Alaska Communications team.”

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