CHICAGO — ACA Connects today announced a new leadership team to head the organization over the next year, and perhaps longer.
The team was set following balloting by the ACA Connects Board of Directors and the rank-and-file membership attending the small MVPD lobbying group’s 14th “Independent Show.”
Patricia Jo Boyers, President of BOYCOM Vision, was elected Chairman.
Mike Bowker, COO of Cable ONE, was elected Vice Chairman.
Boyers moves up from ACA Connects Vice Chairman, a position she’s held since July 2014. Boyers owns and operates a small, rural cable company with her husband, Steve, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., a venture they began 27 years ago and today serves about 3,000 customers.
“This is an exciting time for independent video and broadband providers,” Boyers said. “Our members are committed to investing in their broadband networks and serving as technology leaders in small and medium-sized communities across America.”
Bowker, an ACA Connects Board member since January 2018, is responsible for overseeing the daily operations, technology and residential and business channels of Cable ONE’s Sparklight and Clearwave brands. With corporate headquarters based in Phoenix, Sparklight and Clearwave together serve more than 800,000 residential and business customers in 21 states.