Carole Young was born in Mattoon, Illinois and raised in Whittier, Ca. She has been a resident of Kingman for 18 years.
Carole worked for Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company 17 ½ years in outside plant and network engineering, before accepting a position with Citizens Utilities Company in 1990. Carole was the Western Regional Director of Sales, Marketing and Customer Relations for Citizens Telecom, which comprised a (7) State territory. She was the National Sales Director for Agent Channels and later served as National Director of Sales and Marketing Integration at Citizens’ corporate office in Dallas, TX. Carole retired from Citizens/Frontier Communications in January, 2006 with 15 years service.
Carole has vast knowledge and experience in Business Administration, Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Regulatory Affairs, Engineering and Training. She is a 1st Class Engineer, certified by the National Association of Radio & Telecommunication Engineers (N.A.R.T.E). She recently attended the Arizona Master Watershed Steward Program through the University of Arizona and ADEQ.
Carole is a past member of the Governor’s Council for Telecommunications in Education and served on Arizona Corporation Commission committees for Area Code Design/Implementation, and Universal Service Funding for Schools. She also served on the United States Telephone Association committees for Equal Access and E911 projects.
Carole is a past member of KRMC Hospital Foundation Board and former Trustee level member of Mohave Community College Foundation. She is currently a member of Kingman Hospital Inc, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Kingman Boys & Girls Club.
Carole maintains an active role in the community and currently is a part-time instructor at Mohave Community College for the Kids College Spanish program. She also volunteers as a local TV talk show host on CATV 77 for “Community Chest”, which focuses on Non-Profit Organizations in the Kingman area.
An active advocate for Kingman, her telecom team was responsible for development and rapid implementation of the first dial-up internet product (CTAZ) offered in the area, which brought up-to-date urban technology to the rural marketplace.
Carole’s focus is on public safety, water management, economic development and tourism in the downtown area.