Carl Turnley is responsible for marketing & financial analysis, strategic planning and continued growth and stabilization at KTC Telecom. Back in 1990, he began employment with Kaplan Telephone Company as an installer/repairman. Over the years, he has been able to further his telecommunications experience through his work in all facets of the company, and has advanced to his current position as President of KTC Telecom. Carl studied telecom engineering at Texas A & M University, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University.
Carl Turnley is a proud member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, A charter member and Former President of the Vermilion Parish Economic Development District, previous board of director for RICA and RTG, and past President of the Louisiana Telecommunications Association. He has worked for and been involved as a member of numerous civic, charitable organizations and community projects and drives.
Working in a field like telecommunications that witnesses unprecedented amounts of change and innovation, Carl Turnley names traveling as the antidote to a closed mind. For his business arrangements and personal reasons, he travels at least twice a month, giving him an opportunity to nourish himself with the understanding of foreign cultures. He believes immersion in a society other than one’s own provides the greatest source of multicultural competence and empathy for the perspectives of others. Carl Turnley stresses the importance of both small trips away from home, and longer extended stays, noting both have sharpened his awareness of both cultural and communal nuances.
Whenever away from his work, Carl continually rediscovers the enriching experience of contributing to non-profit organizations. He contributes to local schools in his district by visiting and educating children about the many components of business. Carl Turnley also supports Animal Helper of New Orleans – a non-profit animal rescue group based out of New Orleans, LA. Animal Helper is dedicated to helping dogs and cats that are in need of a new home by rescuing them from the streets, bad situations, kill shelters, and nurses them back to health and finally placing them with loving people.