Industry-leading forum continues to attract leading telcos and broadband vendors at recent Annual Meeting held in Charleston, SC.
Charleston, SC (PRWEB) April 19, 2019
The Broadband Multimedia Marketing Association (BMMA), an international organization dedicated to bringing together broadband marketing professionals from the telco and vendor communities to share best practices, recently elected its Board of Directors for 2019-2020 at the BMMA 2019 Annual Meeting held in Charleston, SC.
The BMMA Board of Directors for 2019-2020 includes:
- Co-chair: Jonathan Babbitt, MTA
- Co-chair: Roger Lewis, GVTC
- Treasurer: Casey Thompson, TDS
- Secretary: Chris Benzinger, Cincinnati Bell
- Director: Brian Murray, F-Secure
- Director: Brian Ragsdale, Windstream
- Director: Greg Owens, Calix
- Executive Director: Ellis D. Hill, ResearchFirst, Inc.
“GVTC’s membership with BMMA is one of the most beneficial and valuable partnerships we have. BMMA creates an open forum with other service providers from across the country and Canada to engage each other, share the latest industry topics, research analysis and have great open discussions on best practices, challenges, and opportunities. The networking aspect at BMMA is invaluable. I’m proud and appreciate the opportunity to serve as co-chair on the Board of Directors and look forward to an exciting year,” said Roger Lewis, newly elected BMMA Board member co-chair and Product Manager for GVTC.
“After joining a few years ago, MTA quickly realized BMMA as one of our most valuable industry associations. The benefits were immediate. The opportunity to share ideas, benchmark, and network with other likeminded operators enables us to stay plugged-in and relevant in an industry that evolves daily,” added Jonathan Babbitt, BMMA Board of Directors co-chair and VP of Product Marketing & Sales for MTA.
“The ability to network with peers who face the same day-to-day challenges and successes surrounding products, competition, and customer needs is extremely beneficial. These learnings and validations allow TDS to accelerate our initiatives in this fast-paced industry. These resources and peer connections may not have been possible without the help of the BMMA,” said Casey Thompson, newly elected BMMA Board member treasurer and Manager of Product Development for TDS.
“The reason why Cincinnati Bell joined the BMMA revolves around two themes; these are networking and collaboration. When individuals can speak to telco’s and partners ranging in size and covering the United States geographically including Canada is valuable, budget friendly, and priceless in the grand scheme of things. Relationships are created and can be utilized to help drive your business,” added Chris Benzinger, BMMA Board of Directors secretary and Product Manager for Cincinnati Bell.
“It’s an honor to serve on the Board of an organization such as the BMMA that provides more value, industry expertise and networking opportunity than any other partnership of which I’ve had the pleasure of being involved. I highly recommend anyone in the telecommunications Broadband space to consider joining this top-notch organization,” said Brian Ragsdale, re-elected BMMA Board member and Director of Product Marketing for Windstream.
“Calix is proud to support the BMMA and its ongoing commitment to providing members with information about industry trends, market conditions, and the challenges and opportunities presented by our industry,” added Greg Owens, Product Marketing Director at Calix. “After more than 20 years in the telecommunications sector, I can confirm that few industry organizations deliver the benefits that Calix reaps from our involvement with the BMMA. I am honored to be re-elected to a second consecutive one-year term to the Board.”
“F-Secure’s foundation is based on the success of its partners. BMMA provides a unique opportunity to have open, collaborative dialog with both broadband service providers and the partner ecosystem they participate in. As a global leader in consumer cyber security, this dialog ensures we are in lock step with the needs of our customers and partners to ensure mutual success,” said Brian Murray, newly elected BMMA Board member and Director of Operator Sales for F-Secure.
BMMA member companies
AT&T, Actiontec, AppDirect, Avira, Calix, CenturyLink, Cincinnati Bell, F-Secure, Frontier Communications, GVTC, Harrisonville Telephone Company (HTC), Hawaiian Telecom, Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC, Inc.), MTA (Matanuska Telephone Association), Netsweeper, PerfTech, SaskTel, Synacor, Tbaytel, TDS Telecom, Windstream, and Zyxel.