St. Albans, VT. – October 18, 2021 – Northwest Communications Union District (NWCUD) hired Sean Kio as the organization’s Executive Director.
“Sean’s efforts were critical to forming the CUD and his volunteer work as our initial chair instrumental in building membership and launching our preconstruction programs. Sean’s extensive experience in broadband, community engagement, and grant management will enable the NWCUD to build a great team and execute on our mission of bringing broadband internet access to everyone in our communities,” said Everett McGinley Chairman of the NWCUD
Kio’s role is responsible for the overall leadership and developing the strategy to finance and build an open-access Fiber to the Premises network with universal connection in our service area, maintaining an emphasis on network performance, reliability, and quality of service.
A US Air Force veteran with a degree in Business Administration specializing in Marketing from Saint Leo University, Kio is a resident of Enosburgh. Kio was one of the founding members and served as Chairman of the NWCUD Governing Board founded in August 2020. His background reflects extensive experience in business and community organizations. He has spent several years in the telecommunication industry, most recently as Burlington Telecom’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations.