Mishawaka, Indiana (March 6, 2024)Schurz Communications, Inc.(“Schurz”) announced that its President and CEO, John Reardon, was elected as Vice Chairman of ACA Connects. He will fulfill the term of Mike Bowker, the Chief Growth Officer at Cable One, who is completing his vice chairmanship early and plans to retire this year.

“I want to first thank Mike Bowker for his service as Vice Chairman. He’s a top-notch leader who always offered sage advice and steady wisdom. We’ll miss him on the board and know he will stay engaged with ACA Connects, the premier organization for small and independent broadband and video companies,” said Patty Jo Boyers, President/CEO & Co-Founder of BOYCOM Vision and Chair of ACA Connects. “I have no doubt that John Reardon is going to hit the ground running as our new Vice Chairman. His leadership skills speak for themselves. He’s a great advocate for the success of our industry and the people who work every day to connect more Americans and promote prosperity in the communities we serve.”

“I’m looking forward to serving alongside Patty and the ACA Connects board as Vice Chairman,” said John Reardon. “Schurz Communications has benefited greatly as a member of ACA Connects. I want to help ensure our association continues to grow by increasing our footprint, and advocating for the local and independent providers that are the backbone of a more connected nation.”

Grant Spellmeyer, President and CEO of ACA Connects, said, “John Reardon has been an excellent board member of ACA Connects since the day he was elected. I congratulate him on his promotion to Vice Chair. He’s a trusted voice in the telecom industry and he will certainly promote our mission to help companies like his provide advanced communications to connect homes, main street, schools, hospitals and more.”

This was announced today at the ACA Connects Annual Summit in Washington, D.C. For the past 30 years, the ACA Connects Summit has provided Members with a forum to gain insight into business trends and policy developments, advocate for a level playing field, and engage with policymakers and industry leaders.

Since February 2023, John Reardon has served as President and CEO of Schurz Communications, Inc. He was previously an Independent Director of Schurz Communications. John has served as CEO and other senior roles for multiple firms in the telecommunications and technology-related industries for over 20 years. He was first elected as a member of the ACA Connects board in 2023.

About ACA Connects
America’s Communications Association – ACA Connects is a trade organization representing more than 500 smaller and medium-sized, independent companies that provide broadband, video, and phone services covering 23 million customers, 6 million of which are located in rural and smaller suburban markets across America. ACA Connects Members operate in every state, providing advanced communications to connect homes, companies, main street, schools, hospitals and more. America’s economic prosperity in smaller communities and rural areas depends on the growth and success of ACA Connects Members, who believe a connected nation is a prosperous nation. For more information, acaconnects.org.

About Schurz Communications
Schurz is a family-owned corporation that has been helping businesses, communities and individuals make meaningful connections for five generations. The Schurz legacy began in newspaper publishing, radio, and television, and today, the company remains committed to making information more accessible through the platforms and technology of the digital age. Schurz Communications’ recent investments include regional broadband companies and cloud managed services providers, and the company’s portfolio also includes a variety of minority investments. For more information, visit: schurz.com.

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