Committees

Be a leader in the industry: Individuals from member companies are welcome and encouraged to join a BMMA committee. Committee work is minimal yet provides great recognition for you and your input provides great value for the entire membership. Committees give direction to the Executive Director, who will implement their recommendations following board approval. Contact Stan Romero for more information.

Seven committees have been established to increase the relevancy of the association for its members.


Benchmarking Committees

 Consumer Benchmarking Committee

Co-chairs: Brian Ragsdale, Windstream

Committee members: James Backus, Cincinnati Bell; Warren Trochimchuk, Tbaytel; Tina Vande Zande, TDS; Stan Romero, BMMA Staff.

Goal: To identify / update desired Consumer benchmarking elements and execute semi-annual reports that will benefit the BMMA membership.

Committee members:
· Identify and define Consumer information that is obtainable and that the BMMA membership would value
· Participate in reporting on results at Annual meeting.

The Executive Director will:
· Establish the benchmarking template and request data from appropriate individuals within member companies
· Collect benchmarking data, aggregate and normalize.
· Develop individual semi-annual reports for participating member companies
· Report on results at the BMMA Annual meeting and BMMA Fall Workshop.

 

SMB Benchmarking Committee

Chair: Currently Vacant

Committee members: Craig Hern, HTC; Kayla Lopez, Tbaytel; Stan Romero, BMMA Staff

Goal: To identify / update desired SMB benchmarking elements and execute semi-annual reports that will benefit the BMMA membership.

Committee members:
· Identify and define SMB information that is obtainable and that the BMMA membership would value
· Particpate in reporting on results at Annual meeting.

The Executive Director will:
· Establish the benchmarking template and request data from appropriate individuals within member companies
· Collect benchmarking data, aggregate and normalize.
· Develop individual semi-annual reports for participating member companies
· Report on results at the BMMA Annual meeting and BMMA Fall Workshop.

 

 

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Best in Class Awards Committee

Chair: Lauren Roux, BMMA

Committee members: BMMA Board of Directors

Goal: To recognize up to 4 individuals or teams that have demonstrated innovation or excellence in marketing broadband services

Best in Class Awards:

• Marketing
Awarded to one service provider and to one vendor member that best display innovation or excellence in broadband marketing. This may cover a leading edge product or service development, practice or operation; or marketing as it relates to execution.

• Marketing Partnership
Awarded to two or more members (ex: an equipment vendor and a service provider) that together successfully implemented a marketing program to serve the needs of their mutual customers.

Committee members:
· Review existing awards programs and make recommendations for change.
· Recommend a membership communications plan.
· Review award submissions, and recommend winners to the Board of Directors for each award.
· Report on results at the Annual meeting.

The Executive Director will:
· Update the website application process based on the committee’s recommendations.
· Execute the communications plan recommended by the committee.
· Consolidate award submissions for committee review.
· Coordinate awards selection and purchase.
· Present awards to the winners at the Annual meeting
· Follow up with PR opportunities

 

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Internet of Things (IoT) Committee

NEW - Authorized by the BMMA Board in November 2017 

Chair: Kyle Ward, TDS

Committee members: Greg Owens, Calix; Timo Laaksonen, F-Secure; Eric Wolbach, BMMA Staff

Goal: To identify and drive the execution of activities and actions in which the BMMA can engage to assist the BMMA Membership in the development and growth of the IoT Market and their role in this market.

Committee members:
· Identify the market needs, opportunities and obstacles to be investigated as well as the BMMA’s role in the development of these opportunities
· Develop a plan of action to take advantage of these opportunities
· Determine budget and set goals to execute the plan

· Assist with reporting on progress at BMMA face-to-face meetings.

The Executive Director will:
· Execute the committee’s recommendations.
· Report on results at BMMA face-to-face meetings.

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Marketing Committee

Chair: Tina Vande Zande, TDS

Committee members: Lesley Kirchman, Actiontec; Lucy Ray, Avira; Jake Sailana, Zyxel; Allison Brausen, Calix; Kelly Champagne, F-Secure; Lisa Laborde, Actiontec; Lauren Roux, BMMA Staff


Goal:
To improve the marketing of the association, both to potential, new member companies, and to additional individuals within existing member companies.

Committee members:
· Identify the opportunities and obstacles to be investigated
· Determine budget and set goals to include:

· Encourage promotion of the BMMA within one’s company (individuals from member companies to work on their successors).
· Create sessions and materials to spread the word.
· Gather and use testimonials.
· Recommend updates to the BMMA website
· Report out at Annual meeting.

The Executive Director will:
· Execute the committee’s recommendations.
· Report on results at the Annual meeting.

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Membership Committee

 

Chair: Greg Owens, Calix

Committee members: Michael Gondar, Actiontec; Allison Brausen, Calix; Perry Roach, Netsweeper; Gary Enloe, MTA; Stan Romero, BMMA Staff

Goal: To increase the awareness of the BMMA as an effective tool for broadband service providers and vendors, and as a result, to increase service provider and vendor membership.

Committee members oversee all BMMA membership activities, including:
· Identify potential new members
· Supervise the recruitment of new members
· Approve membership applications
· Recommend new membership dues to the BMMA.

The Executive Director is responsible for:
· Actively recruiting new members
· Collecting membership applications from prospective new members
· Submitting applications for membership to the Membership Committee for approval
· Formally welcoming each new member company.

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Research Committee

Chair: Currently Vacant

Committee members: Les Kirchman, Actiontec; Greg Owens, Calix; Craig Hern, Harrisonville Telephone; Lucy Ray, Avira; Kim Barrett, Cincinnati Bell; Warren Trochimchuk, Tbaytel; Lisa Laborde, Actiontec; Michele Shanahan, Frontier; Kris Voelker, Harrisonville; Stan Romero, BMMA Staff; Ryan Smith, BMMA Staff; Lauren Roux, BMMA Staff; Eric Wolbach, BMMA Staff

Goal: To drive and oversee market research that will be delivered to the membership at no charge as an additional benefit. The research will consist of two types:

1.     Internal - where we continue to poll the BMMA membership on a variety of issues as we have done in the past (e.g. modems, WiFi, etc.)

2.     External - we will survey outside of the membership (consumers, SMB, etc) on broadband service related issues agreed to by the committee.

Results from both types of research will be shared with participating companies and at our face-to-face meetings. 

Committee members will:

· Identify research that the BMMA membership would value.
· Provide input and 
edits to surveys prior to implementation.
· Participate in reporting on results at our Annual Meeting.

The Executive Director will:

· Provide support to the committee primarily by drafting, editing, coding and executing surveys


· Providing expert Market Research methodology and analysis guidance to the committee

· Collecting survey results, performing data analysis and producing reports
· Report on year end results at the Annual Meeting and Fall Workshop.

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