Brian is the CEO of the Blue Valley Network of Companies - including Blue Valley Tele-Communications and Networks Plus, with Kansas offices in Home, Manhattan, Salina, and Topeka. A 30+ year veteran in the industry, Brian has not only led hundreds of communications professionals, he has challenged and inspired them.
Brian has presented on numerous stages across the country - including most recently, TEDxTopeka. In addition, he has been published in a multitude of industry and leadership publications. He was recognized in 2014 for his leadership skills when he was presented the Rural Broadband Association Management Achievement Award. In 2013 one of Brian’s teams was selected as NTCA's Smart Rural Community, and in 2002 another of his teams received the Verizon Excellence Award.
Innovation and technology is a driving force behind Brian's passion for rural America and the basis for most of his presentations. He draws his inspiration from current issues plaguing small-medium sized businesses - including his TEDx presentation titled, “Growing Solutions to Feed the World."
Brian is aware of the many challenges facing businesses today but he meets them head on. In his presentation he will inspire your team to do the same - by challenging them to find creative solutions to those difficult issues. Brian strongly believes that through innovation and the utilization of technology rural American businesses will thrive. After hearing Brian speak – you will also be a believer.
- 2014 Rural Broadband Association Management Achievement Award
- 2013 Smart Rural Community
- 2002 Verizon Excellence Award (Team)