3 Rivers Hires New CEO/General Manager

David Gibson, former president in Montana of Qwest Communications (now CenturyLink), has been hired by 3 Rivers as the cooperative’s new Chief Executive Officer and General Manager.

“As a new era in rural communications unfolds at 3 Rivers, with increased competition, technological advances and major regulatory reform, we feel Dave’s proven leadership skills will position 3 Rivers to remain a leader in rural communications in Montana,” 3 Rivers’ Board President Mary Hill stated.

Gibson will take over from Interim General Manager Mike Henning, who along with senior management has 3 Rivers ready to move into the changing telecommunication landscape. Gibson said, “I’m excited to join 3 Rivers and look forward to the tremendous opportunity we have to provide cutting edge telecommunications services to our members. This company is a recognized leader in bringing advanced technology to rural Montana and I am proud to lead 3 Rivers as we grow the company and provide an even better experience for our customers.”

Hill added, “3 Rivers is thrilled to have Dave come into the 3 Rivers family as our CEO and General Manager. Our mission remains to provide superior communications services that enhance our members’ lives and improve our communities.”

Gibson's first day at 3 Rivers is November 1.