Micheal Shannon now assistant manager, Becky Scott named CFO
• Special to the Leader & Times
As Epic Touch Co. turns 55 years old, two of the company’s employees will take leadership roles. Micheal Shannon of Guymon, Okla., is now assistant manager and Becky Scott of Elkhart has been named chief financial officer.
The announcement was made Thursday by Epic Touch President Bob Boaldin and his wife Dian, owners of Epic Touch Co.
“Becky is multi-talented and has been with Epic Touch Co. for 13 years,” Bob Boaldin said. “She has worked in many jobs within our company including working with accounting and billing, government and industry regulations and reporting and insurance. She moves from her job as accounting coordinator and leadership team to the CFO position and will co-lead the company with Mike Shannon along with Dian and me.
“Mike has been an asset to Epic Touch since he joined the company in 2007 as economic development manager. He will continue those duties in addition to those required of him in his new position as the assistant manager of Epic Touch Co.,” Boaldin added.
Epic Touch Co. is a proven voice, video and data provider in southwest Kansas and the Oklahoma Panhandle that began more than a half century ago in Elkhart. An innovative leader in the industry, the company installed digital switching and the longest unrepeated fiber network in the nation in 1984 and in 1997 was one of the first to provide Internet service to rural America and to provide high speed Digital Subscriber Line based service with its deployment. In 2010, the company reached a goal of Elkhart becoming a 100 percent fiber optics community in town and out of town.
Epic Touch Co. includes the cable, telephone and Internet company in Elkhart, a wireless PCS network with partners nationwide and communications product retail stores in Guymon, Okla., and Liberal and Elkhart.
The Boaldins will remain in their positions with Bob Boaldin as president and Dian Boaldin as executive vice president.
In addition to Scott’s outstanding business skills, she is involved in the community with her church and has served with the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and on the state level through Telephone Accountants Service Klub of Kansas. She is a native of Elkhart.
Shannon, who is originally from Boise City, brings to his new position valuable experience in public service and economic development including city management and various boards on the state and local levels. He serves as a Heartland Alliance for Regional Transmission Task Force member, board member of Main Street Guymon, past president of Guymon Chamber of Commerce, vice chairman of Mainstreet Guymon and president of Southwest Passage Initiative for Regional and Interstate Transportation. His community service has included Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Rotary and Lions Club.
“There are many key people within Epic Touch Co. and I look forward to continuing the teamwork that has been in place for almost 55 years,” Shannon said.
“My years at Epic Touch have been exciting and I know we have a great future in front of us,” Scott said.