Tim Bryan

Chief Executive Officer
National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC)

Mr. Bryan serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), an organization focused on providing commercial technology solutions to the nation’s rural electric and telephone cooperatives and companies.  NRTC provides a wide range of services from mobile voice and data, Smart Grid and grid modernization, fiber and broadband solutions, utility scale solar, video delivery and programming, satellite delivered broadband, and internet, cloud, and enterprise services.  NRTC also serves as a private equity investor in technology companies.  NRTC is a private company owned by its members.

Prior to NRTC, Mr. Bryan served as the Chief Executive Officer of ICO Global Communications, a next generation satellite and terrestrial wireless company; the domestic portion of ICO was sold to DISH Networks for $1.4 billion.  Prior to ICO, Mr. Bryan served as the Chief Financial Officer of Craig McCaw’s Eagle River Holdings.  Mr. Bryan also served as the President of United Pan Europe Communications (UPC)(now Liberty Global) which was the largest private cable/telecom provider in Europe and as Chief Financial Officer of UnitedGlobalCom, also now Liberty Global.   Before that Mr. Bryan was the Vice President/Finance and Treasurer of Jones Financial Group and Jones Intercable (now part of Comcast), at the time one of the ten largest domestic cable television operators.  Mr. Bryan began his career in banking, including as the Vice President and Manager of the Communications Division at NationsBank Corporation (now Bank of America).

Mr. Bryan has served on the Board of Directors of Nextel Communications, Clearwire Communications, OpenTV (a Liberty Media affiliate), Telekabel, ICO, A2000, and UPC.  Mr. Bryan has served on the Boards of the Samaritan Institute and the Jekyll Island Foundation as well.  In August 2012 Mr. Bryan was appointed to the Board of Directors of FirstNet (a national wireless network to be constructed for use by the nation’s first responders) by the United States Secretary of Commerce, and chaired the Finance Committee of the Board for that organization.  Mr. Bryan also began service in May 2015 on the Board of Directors of Arris Group, a $7 billion public company engaged in the sale of telecommunication equipment and services to the broadband industries on a global basis; Mr. Bryan sits on the Audit Committee of the Board for Arris.

Mr. Bryan graduated from Duke University in 1983 and is married with three children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 8-11, 2019

Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas

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