General Manager/CEO of Alliance Communications Cooperative
Ross Petrick started in the Telecommunications industry in 1999. He has worked for municipal, and cooperative-owned telecommunications companies around South Dakota including Swiftel Communications and Golden West Telecommunications. For 12 years, Ross worked, and was a shareholder, at Vantage Point Solutions, a consulting firm based out of Mitchell, SD. Ross has had positions ranging from engineering, product development and regulatory consulting for clients across the US, and currently sits on the board for SDN Communications. Since starting as the GM/CEO of Alliance Communications Cooperative, Inc. in 2016, Alliance has added over 700 miles of fiber in rural South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa and has been successful in securing many state and nationally funded broadband expansion projects as well. Alliance has provided voice, video and broadband service to its cooperative members for over 64 years.
Ross grew up in a small town in South Dakota, graduated with a BS in Economics from South Dakota State University and lives in Garretson, SD, with his wife, Katie, and two children.