GCI wins three 2019 Best of Alaska Business Awards

July 1, 2019

GCI claims awards for Best Place to Work 250+, Best IT Provider and Best Corporate Citizen

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – GCI today announced it is the recipient of three 2019 Best of Alaska Business Awards for Best Place to Work 250+, Best IT Provider and Best Corporate Citizen as voted by Alaska Business magazine readers. 

To determine the 2019 Best of Alaska Business Award winners, readers voted in an online survey that ran from February through April on the Alaska Business website. Readers also voted through the magazine’s various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as via the Alaska Business digital edition, and through email.

GCI earned the first place Denali-level award in the Best Information Technology Provider category.

“GCI goes beyond only providing connectivity; from remote management to network monitoring, we provide solutions that ensure the health of our customers’ networks, minimize downtime, and deliver greater operational efficiency,” said Lori Davey, Vice President, GCI Business Enterprise Sales. “It means a lot to our team to be recognized by our customers and industry partners as Alaska’s top IT provider.”

GCI claimed the second-place St. Elias-level prize for the Best Place to Work 250+ category.

“Through opportunities for advancement and continuing education, as well as encouraging healthy lifestyles and work-life balance, we strive to make GCI a great place for our employees to work,” said GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Services Paul Landes. “Being voted as one of Alaska’s best places to work is truly an honor.”

GCI was the Editor’s Pick for this year’s Best Corporate Citizen award.

“GCI connects customers in 240 communities across Alaska and it is important to us to be a good neighbor in the communities we serve,” said GCI Vice President of Corporation Communications Heather Handyside. “Whether it’s giving our employees paid leave to volunteer for non-profits they love, providing annual scholarships to students across the state, or supporting public safety organizations like Bethel Search and Rescue, giving back is a big part of GCI’s company culture.”

Over the past 5 years, GCI has donated more than $10 million in cash, products, scholarships and grants to Alaska organizations. Also, the GCI volunteer program provides full-time GCI employees with 16 hours of paid time each year to volunteer with the community organization of their choice. In 2018, more than 660 GCI employees volunteered nearly 8,200 hours through this program.

GCI invites employees, voters, friends and family to 49th State Brewing Company on July 11 for the 2019 Best of Alaska Business Awards. Click here for more event details and ticket information.

About GCI

GCI provides data, mobile, video, voice and managed services to consumer and business customers throughout Alaska and nationwide. Headquartered in Alaska, GCI has delivered services for nearly 40 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com. GCI is a wholly owned subsidiary of GCI Liberty, Inc. (Nasdaq: GLIBA, GLIBP). Learn more about GCI Liberty at www.gciliberty.com

Media Contact

Heather Handyside

Phone: 907-301-3481

Email: hhandyside@gci.com