Ritter Communications has hired Mark McHale as vice president of public affairs and community relations. In his role, McHale is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with federal, state, and local leaders in the markets Ritter serves.
McHale will help the company maintain compliance with the rapidly changing state and federal regulatory landscape, identifying public-private partnership opportunities where the company can help cities and counties close the digital divide and facilitating Ritter’s activity in those areas.
“At Ritter Communications, we have built a reputation of trust and unwavering high-quality service with our customers and the communities we serve,” said Alan Morse CEO of Ritter Communications. “That reputation is a badge we wear with honor. Bringing Mark onto the Ritter Communications team is yet another step toward growing that relationship with our customers and reinforcing our commitment to being ‘Right by You.’”
Prior to joining Ritter Communications, McHale served in a variety of comparable leadership positions within the telecommunications industry, leading public relations and communications efforts for several companies. Most recently, he served as associate administrator for the Office of Strategic Communication in Washington, D.C.
“Mark joins us with unparalleled experience and insight into both the telecommunications industry and the inner workings of the federal government. He is a valuable member of our team as we become increasingly involved in leading Arkansas, Tennessee and the Mid-South in an aggressive mission to bring high-quality connectivity to our rural communities,” said Bob Mouser, vice president and general manager of Hometown Services. “We look forward to all that Mark will accomplish in cultivating and nurturing relationships in the cities we serve currently, and those we plan to enter in the near future.”