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General Manager Announcement


By Administrator

November 16, 2022

The Board of Directors of Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Association, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bradley W. Welp has been named as the next General Manager.

Mr. Welp is a well-known leader in the telecommunications industry and brings cooperative management experience to Eastern Slope. A native of rural Iowa, Brad holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Mr. Welp is excited to return to his rural roots and become a member of the community and our cooperative. Brad began his new duties on November 7, 2022.

General Manager/CEO Patricia L. White will retire on November 30, 2022, capping off a 39-year career with Eastern Slope. Under her leadership, the cooperative’s financial position has strengthened, and service offerings have increased. Pat’s goal of bringing fiber broadband to our cooperative members will soon be achieved utilizing the recently awarded $18.7 Million USDA ReConnect Grant. We would like to thank Pat for her years of service to our cooperative and wish her well in retirement.
Please join us in welcoming Brad to Eastern Slope Technologies.

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