Thomason Receives Management Achievement Award

April 2, 2015

Home, Kan. — March 25, 2015 – Brian Thomason, CEO of Blue Valley Tele-Communications / Networks Plus (BVTC/NWP) recently received the Management Achievement Award at the Rural Telecom Industry Meeting and Expo in Phoenix, Ariz.

Thomason was selected for this award by a panel of industry judges from across the nation. Shirley Bloomfield, chief executive officer of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association presented Thomason with a plaque.     

“NTCA’s Management Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed upon current executives in the independent telecommunications arena,” said Bloomfield. “This award, designated by Brian’s peers in the industry, recognizes his leadership, spirit of collaboration and innovation, and contributions he has made to industry.”

Thomason commented, “Anyone who has the opportunity to be in a leadership role can only hope for the chance to be involved in something that is bigger than them.”  He credited the BVTC/NWP board of directors, employees and patrons for their support, saying, “This award is not so much for me as it is for all those who have collectively helped reshape our organization into something bigger than we could have hoped.”

Bloomfield went on to state that Brian’s leadership has been instrumental in showcasing and deploying innovative uses for broadband and other technologies. “This is probably one of the biggest components leading to their 2013 designation as a Smart Rural Community award winner.”

“Receiving this award is definitely one of the highlights of my 35-year career and I am humbled by the recognition,” said Thomason.


Blue Valley Tele-Communications / Networks Plus is a growing leader in the communications industry. Recognized in numerous national publications for its innovative and progressive approach, the company has worked tirelessly to create trusted solutions for complex IT and communications needs. The company is also an advocate for rural broadband and has received national awards for its efforts.  To learn more, visit