WVT Communications Group COO appointed to Naval Academy Foundation

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:28

David Cuthbert among youngest executives to serve on trustees board WARWICK — David Cuthbert, the chief operating officer at WVT Communications Group, has been appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Comprised of 250 trustees, the foundation provides private resources to achieve and maintain a broad range of mission-enhancing activities that support the Naval Academy and its graduates. At 37, Cuthbert is among the youngest Annapolis graduates to serve on the board. The average age of trustee members characteristically falls between 60-70 years of age. “The Naval Academy and its foundation have provided me with the basis for my professional growth,” Cuthbert said in a press release announcing his appointment. “My military experience helped me to become an effective leader, giving me levels of responsibility that I could not have obtained elsewhere. The experience also provided me with a great deal of responsibility in sophisticated environments and significantly prepared me for my executive roles in the business world. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to reengage with the community and the Naval Academy family, and contribute back to its core mission - to develop leaders, he added. The mission of the foundation’s trustees is to ensure that candidates coming in fit the ideals of the academy from a physical, academic and leadership perspective. Trustees also lend their financial support to the athletic and scholarship programs through annual contributions, assisting in additional external programs, large-scale capital projects and helping the representation of the Naval Academy on a broader scale. “Looking back, I realized that certain leadership capabilities I have gained were not just important to the military, but also to my ongoing personal development,” said Cuthbert, who joined hosted Unified Communications provider Alteva in 2006 as Director of Operations, and later appointed CEO in 2010. About David Cuthbert David Cuthbert is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former Naval Special Operations Officer. In this capacity he led underwater and land bomb disposal teams domestically and abroad. In 2003, he was assigned the leadership responsibility of the Navy’s leading nuclear weapon casualty response detachment. He is an expert in critical process development and management and is a founding member of “The Captains,” a Naval Academy networking group focused on professional development, peer mentorship and social responsibility. In addition to his position at WVT Communications Group, he is president of Alteva and USA Datanet. Prior to the acquisition of Alteva by WVT Communications Group, Cuthbert was the chief executive officer of Alteva. As part of the acquisition strategy, he was given the chief operating officer position at WVT Communications Group with responsibility for daily operations throughout the group. About WVT Communications Group WVT Communications Group provides cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) solutions for small, medium and enterprise businesses. Founded in 1902, the company has continued to adapt and remain on the forefront of technology WVT Communications Group is merging new innovations, such as those from Alteva and USA Datanet, with proven technology from industry leaders like Microsoft, Cisco, BroadSoft, Panasonic, and Polycom to build the hosting architecture for communications. Through its USA Datanet (targeting businesses under 35 employees), Alteva (targeting businesses with more than 35 employees and those with branch offices), and Warwick Valley Telephone (a traditional telecom provider turned regional broadband company) businesses, WVT Communications Group is enabling businesses of any size to communicate more efficiently with hassle-free communications tools. The company may offer its residential customers a similar suite of UC applications and services for use in a home environment that its business customers can enjoy. Visit www.wvtcg.com