How the Organization Operates
The Illinois Telecommunications Association (ITA) and its professional staff serve at the direction of the corporation's Board of Directors and are guided by it's standing and special committees. There are also a number of ad hoc committees created to address special, one-time issues. As new members join the Association, additional committees will be formed to serve our diverse membership.
Association Board of Directors
Vice Chairman/Assistant Treasurer
Illinois Telecommunications Association
Harrisonville Telephone Company
Board of Directors
James W. Broemmer Jr.
Adams Telephone Co-Operative
Metamora Telephone Company
Shawnee Telephone Company
Egyptian Telephone Cooperative Association
Kevin C. Kloehn
Vantage Point Solutions
Michael A. McDermott
Home Telephone Company
Madison Telephone Company
Consolidated Communications, Inc.
Harrisonville Telephone Co.
Our challenge is to find common ground on issues of importance to the telecommunications industry. We must create strength through our diversity and add value to our entire membership.
As a diversified telecommunications association, we have the ability to speak on a variety of issues that impact the various segments of our industry and to represent the interests of our members before all levels of government.
- Executive Committee
The Executive Committee shall, as a representative of the Board, manage the affairs of the Corporation in the interim between meetings of the Board.
- Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee has the function of nominating persons for the office of Director.
- Budget Committee The Budget Committee has the function of developing and recommending to the Board of Directors the annual budget of the corporation.
- Technology Committee
The Technology Committee keeps members abreast of current issues and technological innovations, as well as assists in the development of technical training programs for the membership.
- 9-1-1 Emergency Services Committee
Represents the industry before the Commission on 9-1-1 matters, coordinates 9-1-1 provisioning in counties with multiple providers and recommends to the ITA certain regulatory and legislative changes to existing rules and laws.
- Human Resources Development Committee
The Human Resources Development Committee of the ITA assists the Association in promoting a positive image of the telecommunications industry and works to develop informational pieces on consumer awareness and protection. The Committee works with the Illinois Commerce Commission on an ad hoc basis on issues of customer service and consumer education. The Committee meets at the call of the Chair.
- Right-of-Way Committee
Provides insight and guidance to the ITA staff on legislative and regulatory changes to the laws and rules governing right-of-way issues.
- Small Company Committee
Recommends topics for various forums involving the small telecommunications carriers of the ITA.
- Regulatory Issues Committee
Provides a forum for telecommunications providers to come together that have different economic and philosophical interests to share with one another their concerns and in some, but not all instances, resolve differences.
- Wireless Committee
The Wireless Committee brings together representatives of wireless companies to discuss matters of importance like the implementation of the 9-1-1 wireless statute.
- Legislative Committee
The committee is convened, when necessary, to coordinate the Association's efforts before the Illinois Legislature. In most instances, the Board of Directors takes on this responsibility during the legislative sessions.
- Accounting and Tax Committee
This committee represents, when necessary, the industry in Illinois Commerce Commission proceedings which involve accounting or record keeping.