ow long have you been president of
I started back at YK Communications in January
YK Communications is located in Ganado, Texas. How badly
2009 as executive vice-president and was promoted
to president in April 2015. Being a fourth-generation family-
owned telco, my career at YK actually began when I was in diapers.
did Hurricane Harvey affect your company, and how long did
it take to recover?
YK and the communities that we serve were extremely lucky
during Hurricane Harvey, while areas all around us received
devastating flood and windstorm damage. The only issue that
we had was the loss of commercial power to a few locations.
With the use of generators and a 100% underground network,
we were able to maintain connectivity to our entire customer
base during the storm.
Tell our readers about the Young Family Foundation and its
recent landmark awarding of its one millionth dollar in schol-
arships and grants.
The Young Family Foundation is a local nonprofit organization
that was founded by the family who owns YK Communications.
To date, more than 70 scholarships have been awarded to students who have pursued degrees in nursing, biology, aviation,
pre-med, business, psychology and more.
The Young Family Foundation recently awarded its one-millionth dollar to the community in the form of educational
scholarships and grants. $942,000 in scholarships has been
awarded to students in Ganado, Louise, Tidehaven and El Campo
for various academic and vocational programs. $145,818.28 in
grants has been awarded. l