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Vantage Point Congratulates Russell Elliott for CEO Position

September 15, 2021

Vantage Point congratulates Russell Elliott for his new role at Siskiyou Telephone, where he will succeed Jim Lowers as CEO. We are pleased to have assisted Siskiyou with their search for this top executive and proudly share the full announcement below. For more information about Vantage Point’s Executive Placement services, click here.


Siskiyou Telephone Announces Russell G. Elliott as Chief Executive Officer

ETNA, CA, September 9, 2021 – Siskiyou Telephone Company’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has named Russ Elliott as its new Chief Executive Officer effective October 2021. Elliott succeeds Jim Lowers who will assume the role of President and will remain an active member of the team while working on key projects through 2022.

“It’s exciting times at Siskiyou Telephone and the Board and I are confident that Russ is the right person to build on our positive company momentum,” said current CEO, Jim Lowers. “Russ is a seasoned leader and possesses the qualifications and expertise to continue to drive success in the months and years ahead.”

Elliott comes to Siskiyou Telephone with extensive industry background and professional success. Elliott’s most recent role was Director for the Washington State Broadband Office where he stewarded the state office from a start up to a collaborative organization responsible for $326 million in funding targeted to providing affordable broadband access to all Washington residents.

Elliott holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

Elliott noted, “My family and I are excited to join the talented and dedicated Siskiyou team and to continue to build the future proof scalable infrastructure to serve all of the customers living in the Siskiyou Telephone service territory. Broadband is no longer a luxury, it is now a critical infrastructure that we are committed to get to all those who live in the Siskiyou Telephone service territory. I look forward to serving the community and the Siskiyou Telephone family.”

Elliot will assume the role of CEO on October 4, 2021. Please join the Siskiyou Telephone Board of Directors in welcoming Russ Elliott to our community.