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David Treme

Town Manager, Mooresville

Mr. Treme will fill the vacant spot on the MI-Connection Board left by Erskine Smith, who retired. Mr. Treme, retired as Salisbury city manager in 2011, after more than 25 years. He served from April 2016 until July 2016 as the interim Town Manager for Troutman.  In 2014 Mr. Treme worked briefly as interim director of Mooresville's Cultural & Recreation Services department. Mr. Treme has been contracted by the Town of Mooresville to remain with them until December 2018. He will serve as  the Town Manager of Mooresville until they bring in a new, long term Town Manager.

Jamie Justice

Town Manager, Davidson

Jamie Justice, Davidson’s Town Manager. Jamie Justice became Davidson’s town manager in November 2015. Previously, he served as the assistant town manager for Matthews, NC from 2008-2015 and town manager for Mooresville, NC and Troy, NC for a total of 11 years. Jamie has a bachelor of arts in political science from Methodist University and a master of public administration in city/county management from Appalachian State University. He is married, has two children, and enjoys reading and all sports.

Mark McDowell

Co-Founder, Acta Wireless

Mark McDowell, Board of Directors. Mark McDowell is the co-founder of Acta Wireless, an investment firm focused on early stage companies that use wireless technology to disrupt the media, advertising, payments and education industries. Since 2003, Acta has invested in more than 30 companies, including Millennial Media (NYSE IPO), CardStar (acquired by Constant Contact), and OZ Communications (acquired by Nokia), as well as accelerator programs Imagine K12 and LaunchBox Digital. Mark is also part of the founding team and General Partnership at Real Ventures, Canada’s largest and most active early stage venture capital fund with over $150 million under management. Earlier in his career, Mark was part of the founding management team of four companies, including TeleCorp PCS, which was acquired by AT&T. Mark served as an officer in the United States Air Force during the first Gulf War. He is a named inventor on four patents and holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mark lives in Cornelius, NC with his wife and two children.

David Auger

CEO, MI-Connection

David Auger, Board of Directors. David Auger is currently Chief Executive Officer of MI-Connection and has served in this role since December 2011. The MI-Connection Board of Directors hired Mr. Auger in early 2011 in a consulting capacity to engineer the separation of MI-Connection from BVU. Prior to joining MI-Connection, he had a consulting company, Auger Media Group, LLC. Mr. Auger worked for Time Warner Cable for 22 years, most recently as President of the Charlotte Division and before that President of the Minneapolis Division and VP/General Manager of the Northern Los Angeles Division. His background also includes five years as Publisher of the Los Angeles Daily News, then owned by Jack Kent Cooke. Mr. Auger attended The Ohio State University and Franklin University. He and his wife have a son and live in Charlotte.

Brad Davis

Former President/CEO, DukeNet Communications, LLC

Brad Davis, Board of Directors. Brad Davis is the former President and CEO of DukeNet Communications LLC, which was sold to Time Warner Cable for more than $600M in 2013. DukeNet was a regional fiber optic network of over 8,700 miles serving customers in the Carolina’s and five other states in the Southeast. Prior to the sale of DukeNet to Time Warner Cable, the company had grown to $115M in annual revenue with EBITDA margins in the high 40’s. Mr. Davis began his career with the former parent company of DukeNet, Duke Power, in 1982. He served in a number of engineering and senior corporate roles before joining Duke Energy’s fledgling commercial fiber optic business. Mr. Davis received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Queens University. He and his wife Lynn reside in Davidson and have three children.

Steven Miller

General Manager, Retherford-Miller & Associates

Steven Miller, Board Secretary. Steve Miller is general manager and partner in Retherford-Miller & Associates in Charlotte, a strategic multi-media consulting firm focusing on revenue growth for television, radio, sports marketing, interactive, online and emerging technology companies. RMA, founded in 1999, specializes in corporate strategy, advertising, marketing and business development. Mr. Miller spent 18 years with Time Warner Cable Inc. and AOL in California and the Mid-Atlantic Region as vice president of advertising sales. He also developed and launched two North Carolina cable TV news networks, as well as C-SET, the Bobcats’ basketball sports and entertainment cable TV network. Mr. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.

Newly appointed to the Board is 

Robert Guth (photo currently unavailable) 

Mr. Guth is currently retired and resides in Mooresville.  He had an extensive career in Telecommunications and media industries. 

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Board Meeting

The Board of Directors meet the fourth Thursday of January, April, July and October at 6:30pm at Davidson Town Hall.

Board of Directors Application

Now accepting applications for MI-Connection board of directors. If interested, please contact Nola Perkins by emailing or click on the link below.

Click here for Board of Directors Application

The committee meets the 4th Thursday at 6:30 p.m. of every month at Davidson Town Hall. Members will also be required to make the quarterly meetings in addition which are held in July, October, January and April.

Thank you for your interest in serving your community. The towns of Davidson, Mooresville and MI-Connection sincerely appreciate your interest in serving on the MI-Connection Board of Directors and urge all citizens to nominate qualified individuals.

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