Paul E. Landes joined GCI in 1999 and has been a member of the senior executive team since January 2011 when he became senior vice president of consumer services. Currently responsible for all areas pertaining to residential products, Landes and his team have developed a reputation for creating innovative campaigns that have resulted in accelerated, long-term growth for Alaska’s largest telecommunications company. Notable milestones include overseeing the development of all 38 storefronts in the state, launching the GCI 1GIG red service in Alaska, and increasing the number of household cable modems from 1,000 to 125,000 over the course of his tenure.
Landes previously served as GCI’s vice president of marketing and sales from 2005 to 2011, chief marketing officer from 2002 to 2005, and vice president of marketing from 1999 to 2002. Before joining GCI, Landes was vice president of marketing and purchasing at Carr Gottstein Foods.
Landes served as a member of the Special Olympics Alaska board of directors for 15 years including two terms as chairman. He recently led fundraising efforts for The Special Olympics Alaska Sports Training Center and Campus, the only Special Olympics training center in the world of its kind. Landes received the 2018 Outstanding Philanthropist in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to support Alaska’s nonprofit community. Landes received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from The College of Great Falls in Montana.
In 2021, the VOA Alaska Board and staff were pleased to have presented the inaugural Firefly Award to Paul Landes, in honor of all these he’s done on behalf of the mission, and being a champion for youth.