News from the ITA

June 21, 2019


 Another ITA Convention in the Books!

The 114th Annual Convention June 9-11 in Margaritaville was a huge success. We want to thank everyone that attended and hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did!

 Congratulations to the 2019 award recipients:

ITA Person of Distinction

Dennis Muncy


2019 Member Company of the Year:

McDonough Telephone Cooperative


2019 Member Company Employee Recognition Award:

Dave Manfredo, Inteliquent


2019 Associate Member Company of the Year:

Vermeer Midwest 

We would like to thank our Presenters for taking the time to speak at the convention. Presentations are also available on our website. 


Randy Nehrt, Illinois Telecommunications Association- Association/ Legislation Recap

Eric Keber, WTA - Advocates for Rural Broadband.- "How the actions of Congress and the FCC Will Affect Your Business?"

Jessica Richter & Jamie Becker, BKD CPAs & Advisors "Is Diversification the Answer to a Successful Future?"

Dave Frigen,Wabash Communications - "Robocalls/Spoofing Prevention (STIR/SHAKEN)"

Dave Lewis, JSI - "Charting Your Company's Path to 2025"

Aaron Sedler, Moss Adams - "Winning USF Reform and Operational Strategies"



115th Annual Convention

June 7-9, 2020

Four Seasons Resort

St. Louis, MO

The 2019 Convention would not have been possible without our Convention Sponsors!

Special Thanks to these Companies!


Gigabit Partners:

Mid-State Consultants, Inc.

Vermeer Midwest


Megabit Partners:


Vantage Point Solutions

ComEd Energy Efficiency Program


Event Sponsors:

Frontier Communications

Shawnee Communications

Consolidated Communications 


Admiral Sponsor:




Captain Sponsor:

GVNW Consulting

BKD CPAs & Advisors

Illinois Rural Broadband Association


First Mate Sponsors:

ElectriCom, Inc.

Finley Engineering Company

Cass Communications

MPetro Ventures, LLC

Central Cable Contractors


Sailor Sponsors:

Core Telecom Systems

Holtger Bros., Inc.



Moss Adams

Power & Tel


Golf Hole Sponsors:

Mid-State Consultants, Inc.

Madison Telephone Company

Tharp Brothers Underground Utility

Crossville Communications

Home Telephone Company


Mid Century Communications

Adams Fiber

Metamora Telephone Company


Trap Shooting Sponsors:


Jansen Cable Construction, Inc.

Tharp's Ltd

Vermeer Midwest

Illinois Telecommunications Association

312 S. 4th Street, Suite 100

           Springfield, IL 62701             

 (217) 572-1262