Board Candidates - Southeast Area

Holly Wooldridge, Incumbent

Huntsville Exchange

Nominated by Committee

PROFILE:

Holly has resided in the Chariton Valley service area for 45 years.   She is employed by Westran R-1 School District as the high school Spanish teacher.  Holly served as regional representative for the Foreign Language Association of Missouri for two years and was a City Council member for the City of Huntsville from 2010 to 2014.  She has served on a variety of committees at Westran High School; including the Career Ladder committee, the Dual Credit Scholarship committee, and the Positive Behavior Support committee.  Holly is a member of the Missouri State Teachers Association, Westran Community Educators Association, the Foreign Language Association of Missouri and is a member of the Bynumville Christian Church. As a member of Chariton Valley’s Board of Directors, Holly serves on the Policy Committee and the Annual Meeting Committee.

Message to the Members:

It has been an absolute privilege to serve the members of Chariton Valley Telephone for the past nine years. I am glad to have served on the board and been a part of bringing much needed fiber services to rural Missouri.  In the past few years of FCC reform and continued land line losses, it has been challenging to make the best choices for Chariton Valley.  However, I feel as though the decisions I have made have been the best for not only Chariton Valley, but also the employees and the members.  I would be truly honored to continue to serve on the Chariton Valley Telephone Board.

Robert (Rob) Rice, Incumbent

Clifton Hill Exchange

Nominated by Committee

PROFILE:

Rob Rice has lived in the Chariton Valley service area for his entire life.  He is married to Catherine Rice and they have one son and one daughter and seven grandchildren.  Rob is a farmer and a retired paramedic.  He is a member of the Salisbury First Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon.  Rob is a medical first responder in Randolph County.  He also serves on the steering committee of Chariton County Support Our Troops, and is a member of the Gideons International and Missouri Corn Growers Association.  Rob is also a volunteer of the Salisbury Chapter of Missouri Right to Life.

Message to the Members:

Chariton Valley Telephone has been a vital part of our communities and has become an important part of the lifestyles we enjoy.  Not only does Chariton Valley provide valuable services including fiber to the home while continuing to expand services, Chariton Valley is also a key employer in our area.  Chariton Valley has been a leader in the telecommunications industry and I would like to be a small part of continuing that legacy.  I have greatly enjoyed serving as a board member the past three years and I would appreciate your support in seeking a second term to continue serving our shareholders, customers, and employees.

Beth Andrews

Huntsville Exchange

Nominated by Committee

PROFILE:

Beth Andrews has lived in the Chariton Valley service area for six years. She is married to Dean Andrews and they have one child.  Beth is a retired school administrator and an owner/operator of Spimagin ED Education Consulting, LLC.  Beth is currently the President of Randolph County United Way, a member of the Senate Bill 40 RCDDS, and has served on numerous other boards in her 20 years as a school administrator.  She is an elder at her church, a volunteer on the sports booster club and continues working with schools through her consulting business.

Message to the Members:

In this crucial time of “staying at home”, our ability to provide our community with exceptional services is critical.  We can be leaders in establishing the roadwork to the future of communication.  Strong leadership is essential to pave this path.  I think my career and work with other boards has provided me with the skills to be a strong board member for Chariton Valley. Myself and my family are very invested in our community and hope to see its continued growth while maintaining the family atmosphere that we love and enjoy.

Lance Winkler

Hunstville Exchange

Nominated by Committee

PROFILE:

Lance Winkler has lived in the Chariton Valley service area for thirty-seven years. He is married to Jill Winkler and they have two girls, Briar and Bristol. Lance is a Product Engineer at Orscheln Products where he has overseen many large-scale projects in which he has had to maintain budgets and make sure the team reaches the end goal, on time and within budget.  He is a member of the St. Pius X Church in Moberly.  Lance and his wife chose to raise their family in the Chariton Valley service area because it is home.  Lance wants to be able to give back to the community to make sure his kids and their future families have a place to live and continue to call home.

Message to the Members:

I have been a member of our community my entire life and understand that today’s world is changing faster each day.  With today’s technology, the possibilities are endless to what we can do in the future.  With that being said, the technology is only as good as the infrastructure behind it.  I want to help make sure that our area stays on the cutting edge for our future generations.   Being able to think outside the box, listen to all ideas and make the right choice as a team is something that I will be able to bring to the Board of Directors if elected.  A board member should be able to hold themselves and the organization accountable to the task at hand and have the passion to make things better for the common good of the community.  I make sure that in my daily life I hold myself, and those around me accountable for our actions.  I am very passionate and take pride in my work and would appreciate your vote in the board member election.  Thank you!

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