Eastern Oregon Telecom CEO Franell Honored at Recent Conference

Joseph Franell, Eastern Oregon Telecom CEO, received the Edwin B. Parker Enduring Achievement Award on Oct. 18. Franell, center, is pictured with John Irwin, left, and Dr. Edwin Parker. (Contributed photo)

CEO of Eastern Oregon Telecom CEO Joseph Franell was awarded the Edwin B. Parker Enduring Achievement Award during the 23rd annual Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference.

This award is “presented to individuals whose contributions in telecommunications have been rendered with the greatest civility, who serve as a role model and mentor to many, and who have provided a lasting legacy influencing for years to come the course and future of telecommunications in Oregon.”

“What an amazing honor to be recognized this way by my peers in the industry,” said Franell. “The best part of the surprise was being presented by Dr. Parker himself. Dr. Parker is one of the smartest, most kind people in telecommunications. I am so very blessed to be a part of this community of professionals.”


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