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Thomas Newman Fills Vacant Seat On MTA’s Board

November 8th, 2018

Palmer, Alaska – November 7, 2018The Board of Directors of Matanuska Telephone Association, Inc., (MTA) has selected Thomas Newman to fill a vacant seat on its Board. Previous MTA Board Director George Trabits resigned to pursue business opportunities.

Mr. Newman’s professional experience includes surveying on and offshore, software development, project management and corporate management. As a founder and leader of TerraSond Limited, he has grown the company from three partners and a few part-time staff working solely in Alaska to a multinational company that has performed projects in twenty-eight countries, with offices in several U.S. states and foreign subsidiaries.

Mr. Newman has direct experience with a wide variety of technology for both land and marine surveys and has incorporated the latest technology available through three decades for surveying, positioning vessels at sea, and measuring the depth and character of the ocean.

Mr. Newman has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington; a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alaska and an Associate of Applied Science from Anchorage Community College.

The MTA Board of Directors is pleased to add Mr. Newman’s expertise, professional experience and commitment to community to the Cooperative’s leadership.

Other members of MTA’s Board are Catherine Fosselman, Chief Governance Officer; Roxie Mayberry, Secretary; Nicholas Begich III, Director; and Larry Wiget, Director.

About MTA

Established in 1953 as a 100 percent locally owned and operated Alaskan cooperative, MTA is Alaska’s best choice for technology and communications products. As a key player in the economy of Southcentral Alaska, MTA provides residential and business technology solutions to empower member-owners and patrons to live a connected life. Today, MTA remains as one of the largest technology co-ops in the U.S. For more information, visit or connect with MTA on Facebook.

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