Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative CEO Recognized for Advocacy Efforts

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Laura Withers, 703-351-2086, lwithers@ntca.org
Wendy Mann, 703-351-2087, wmann@ntca.org

NTCA Presents SPIRIT Award to Denny Law at Legislative & Policy Conference

Arlington, Va., (April 26, 2013) – Denny Law, chief executive officer and general manager of Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative (Wall, S.D.), was recognized for his exemplary achievements in building relationships with policymakers and his dedication to the telecommunications industry during the Legislative & Policy Conference hosted by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association in Washington, D.C.

Photo of Denny Law receiving awardNTCA Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield and Director of Government Affairs Leif Oveson presented Law with the Supporting Policy Initiatives for Rural Independent Telecommunications (SPIRIT) Award on April 22. Law currently serves as vice chairman of the NTCA Industry and Regulatory Policy Committee and has been an active participant in the association’s grassroots advocacy.

“Denny has been instrumental in building relationships with his state’s congressional delegation, some of whom have gone on to become leading advocates of key rural telecom issues such as universal service and call completion,” Bloomfield said.

The award recognizes Law’s efforts to educate congressional staff about call completion issues as a panelist in a 2012 Capitol Hill briefing and his outreach to fellow NTCA members around the country to help build support for a related Senate letter to the FCC.

The NTCA SPIRIT award recognizes the efforts of member participants in the NTCA SPIRIT campaign—a grassroots initiative to maximize the association’s advocacy success. The campaign focuses on developing a team relationship between NTCA members, NTCA staff and federal policymakers.

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