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Levi Bappe Becomes General Manager
Huxley Communications is thrilled to announce our new General Manager,Levi Bappe. Levi is a former employee of Huxley Communications and brings nearly 25 years of telecom industry experience to the company.
In 1995, while completing the telecommunications program at DMACC, Levi begin his career as an intern at what was then Huxley Cooperative Telephone Company and was ultimately hired on as a full-time combination technician. In 2000, he became the Central Office Manager at Mutual Telephone Company in Morning Sun, Iowa, where he worked until joining Power & Telephone in 2006 as an Applications Engineer. In 2008, he was named General Manager of Minerva Valley Telephone in Zearing, Iowa, and he led that organization for the past 11 years. Levi started as the General Manager of Huxley Communications on December 16 after long-time General Manager, Gary Clark, transitioned to retirement.
“It is incredible to see how much the Ballard and surrounding areas have changed since I previously worked here. Huxley Communications is an integral part of the communities
we serve, and I look forward to continuing that tradition and facilitating the best fiber-optic network in central Iowa.” remarked Levi. He brings a strong focus on the technical and operations aspects of the industry and noted: “I have been able to work on and implement many different types of networks— from copper to wireless to fiber optics, which gives me great insight on the future needs of the network and how the customers use it in their day to day. I look forward to working with the excellent staff of Huxley Communications to provide the most advanced network and communications that our members and customers need for today and into the future.”
Levi has also served on and chaired various committees at both the Rural Iowa Independent Telecommunications Association (RIITA) and the Iowa Telecommunications Association (ITA). He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Iowa Communications Alliance. Levi lives in Zearing with his wife Roxanne, a 1994 graduate of Ballard, and three children: Ayden, 20; Ayvarie, 17; and Ayla, 13. In his free time, Levi enjoys vacationing with the family, attending his children’s events, flying drones, and watching the Cyclones.