Three Key Leaders Promoted at Alaska Communications

Mar 27, 2023 | Right Moves, Telecom & Tech

Anchorage-based telecom Alaska Communications (ACS) promoted three members of its executive team.
Patrick Bergt
Patrick Bergt is now Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. In this role, Bergt oversees the legal, compliance, regulatory, real estate, and risk management functions of the company, as well as human resources. Bergt was Anchorage’s municipal attorney last summer when he resigned to join ACS. Since then, the company says Bergt has proven to be a self-starter, capable of problem-solving and managing details on several complex projects simultaneously. He is a lifelong Alaskan, graduating from Service High School. Bergt lives in Anchorage and enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.
Kathleen Redmond
Kathleen Redmond is promoted to Vice President, Strategy and Operations. Redmond has been with Alaska Communications for almost nine years and has served as sales manager, director of sales and service, director of sales strategy and operations, and, most recently, senior director strategy and operations. Redmond has more than thirty years of experience in the Alaska telecommunications industry, beginning with Executone of Alaska and also spending time at PMC Telecommunications, ASRC Communications, MTA, Alcan Electric, and GCI. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Montana and an EMBA in information communication technology from Alaska Pacific University. She is on the board of directors of Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska and vice president of the Petroleum Club board of directors.
Heather Cavanaugh

Heather Cavanaugh becomes ACS’ Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Communications, overseeing internal and external communication, government relations, community relations, and crisis communications. Cavanaugh is accredited in public relations, with twenty years of experience. Cavanaugh has been with ACS for more than thirteen years, leading communications for all corporate transactions, including an acquisition, joint venture, divestiture, and most recently the July 2021 acquisition of ACS by ATN International of Beverly, Massachusetts. Cavanaugh earned a master’s degree in business from UAA. She is past president of the Public Relations Society of America Alaska Chapter, chairs the chapter’s accreditation committee, and chairs the Alaska Telecom Association government affairs committee.

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