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Brian Thomason

CEO and GM, Blue Valley Tele-Communications

Mr. Brian Thomason is the CEO of the Blue Valley Network of Companies, which includes Kansas-based companies, Blue Valley Tele-Communications, Inc. and Networks Plus. 

He has over 34 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including tenure at Verizon, TW Telecom, and Endeavor Communications. He has been the recipient of numerous industry awards, including most recently a national executive leadership award. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Indiana Wesleyan University. 

Mr. Thomason has been actively sought for state and national keynote and panel presentations with organizations including Kansas State University, Kansas Department of Commerce, The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARCU), NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, and TEDxTopeka. He currently holds board positions with the following organizations:  Kansas Fiber Network (KFN), State Independent Telephone Association (SITA), Marshall County Partnership for Growth, and Team Kansas. In addition, he chairs the Political Action Committee for the Kansas Rural Independent Telecommunications Coalition (KRITC) and the Innovative and Technology Committee for NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association.

Latest from Brian Thomason

Rural Telecom setting trends in the IT world may sound far-fetched and beyond the scope of reasonableness. However, there is both a logical path to justifying the claim and reasons why this environment is the perfect techno climate for these trends to gain life. "For rural telecom, the delivery of TDM voice technology created challenges not necessarily...