Annual Meeting 2017

Geoff Feiss, MTA’s General Manager

Kelly Worthington, WTA & Board Member Randy Wilson, InterBel Telephone Coop.

Board Member Jason Williams, Blackfoot & new appointed MTA Board President Mike Dolezal, Range

Derrick Owens, WTA, Terry Kucera, NISC, and Brent Skorup, George Mason University

Angela Joki, MTA getting assistance from Denise Tarr

Robin Anderson, Telcom Insurance Group and Kathy Rea, Mid American Company Corp.

Volodymyr Chornodolsky, Mapcom Systems, Mike Dolezal and Rob Johnstone, with Range

20th Annual MTA Scholarship Golf Tournament: Winning Team Derrick Owens, WTA, Cindy Lewis, Blackfoot, John Bemis, CenturyLink, and Tom Nyman, Corning Optical

Geoff Feiss presenting “25 Years of Service” awards to: Bonnie Mayer, Jane Uribe, Chris Panagopoulos, and Rick Ferrin – all from 3Rivers Telephone Coop.

Geoff Feiss presenting Sherry Squires, with the Distinguished Leadership Award for Bill Squires

Justin Shore, FirstNet, Carrie Johnson, AT&T, and Colonel Tom Butler, MT Highway Patrol

Professor Tom Hazlett, Clemson University

Bob DeBroux, TDS and Brent Skorup, Mercatus Center, George Mason University

Keith Adams, Rural Utilities Service and Lennie Blakeslee, CoBank


Gene Koppy, Benefits REACH MT Telehealth Network, Rebecca Manna, Kalispell Regional Health Center, and Kip Smith, Telehealth Services at Regional Healthcare

Ben Mayo, Vision Net


Ken Fichtler, Governor’s Office, Ron Baldwin, Dept of Administration, and Mike Kadas, Dept of Revenue


U.S. Senator Jon Tester

Representatives Frank Garner, Mike Cuffe, and Dave Fern

PSC Chairman, Brad Johnson





MTA Board presents check to Montana Tech Foundation to establish the MTA Scholarship Endowment Fund April 2017

back row: Craig Gates (Triangle), Dave Gibson (3 Rivers), Larry Mason (Southern Montana), Mel Petersen (Preformed Line Products), Ben Boreson (Nemont);
front row: Mike Sheard (Northern Telephone), Mike Dolezal (Range), Brad Veis (3 Rivers), Mike Kilgore (Nemont), Randy Wilson (InterBel), Geoff Feiss (MTA), Luke Meyer (MT Tech Foundation), Jason Williams (Blackfoot), and Remi Sun (Nemont)


Senator Tester, Brad Veis (3 Rivers), Tom Bangs (Triangle), Ty Cobb (3 Rivers), Don Bitz (Triangle)
and Senator Daines meet in Washington DC, March 2017

Governor Bullock signs HB172 with Rep Ross Fitzgerald (front row) Geoff Feiss (MTA) and
David Gibson (3Rivers) back row

                                      Annual Meeting 2016

Ray Lynn, Blackfoot, receiving his 25 Years of Service award

Rob Ferris, Vision Net, receiving, The 2016 Distinguished Leadership Award

Andre Marcure & Janet Tamcke, Montana’s Farmer’s Union making a presentation to MTA’s General Manager, Geoff Feiss

Montana Lt. Governor Mike Cooney

Valerie Fast Horse, Steven King, Ned Connor speaking on Tribal Telecom Trends







Bill Squires, fly fishing West Yellowstone


Our fearless leader Geoff Feiss and Arneson