STRATA Appoints a New Vice President of Finance

STRATA Networks announces the appointment of the current Chief Financial Officer, Karl Searle, as the organization’s new Vice President of Finance. Prior to being named VP of Finance, Mr. Searle has served as the Chief Financial Officer at STRATA for the past thirteen years. As VP of Finance, Mr. Searle will continue his active role on STRATA’s senior management team.

“I am grateful to have this new opportunity and will strive to meet the challenges inherent to this new position,” stated Searle. “I feel fortunate to be a part of a great company like STRATA Networks.”

STRATA’s Controller of the past ten years, M. Jason McKee, has been named Chief Financial Officer to fill the position left by Searle. Mr. McKee holds an Accounting degree from Utah State University, a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, and is a Certified Public Accountant. These accomplishments demonstrate his readiness to be CFO through individual effort and preparation. As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. McKee will join the senior management team of STRATA Networks.

“STRATA is a very special organization,” McKee said. “I view the CFO position as a duty of great personal responsibility to the employees, customers, and the communities we serve. I am excited for this opportunity and I appreciate the trust placed in me.”

“I have great confidence in these two individuals,” stated Bruce H. Todd, CEO/General Manager of STRATA. “They have made significant contributions to the overall success of STRATA Networks over the last decade and I am certain they will continue to do so in the future.”

STRATA invites community members, customers, and vendors to join them in congratulating Mr. Searle and Mr. McKee as they take on their new roles within the organization. The contact information for Mr. Searle and Mr. McKee will not change.

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tri-state region, serving over 60,000 customers. STRATA celebrates over 60 years of technology expertise, exceptional customer relations, and a devout corporate social responsibility to its community. The company functions as a local cooperative, in which customers can also become member owners of the company who may receive patronage dividends and participate in company voting processes. More information is available at

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