Julie Laulis

Over a nearly 40-year career in the telecom business Laulis has played many roles, but in the past 20 years she’s served one common theme—helping Cable One execute its groundbreaking strategy to focus away from linear cable TV service and toward business and high-speed internet products. Laulis joined Cable One in 1999, became its CEO in 2017, added the title of chair of the board in 2018 and has continued to drive a digital-first mindset to fulfill the company’s main purpose: keeping its customers connected to what matters most and cementing a customer experience that sets the company apart from its competition. At the same time, Laulis has forged a workplace environment that puts the emphasis on employee empowerment and has captured several honors, including being named to Forbes America’s Best Mid-Sized Employers List for three consecutive years. Laulis continues to focus on growth, investing more than $1 billion over the past three years to build out and modernize the company’s infrastructure to help fulfill that mission.

Do you personally still have a traditional cable video package? No—I have 300 Mbps home broadband and YouTube TV supplemented by several streaming providers.

TV series everyone should binge: “M*A*S*H” (nostalgic favorite), “Seinfeld” and I am almost embarrassed to admit—“The Sopranos.” Not very intellectual choices, but nice escapes (there is humor in each, and some drama too).

If you were a social media influencer, what product would you peddle? Outdoor adventure gear.

Book, movie or TV series that greatly influenced my leadership style: Clayton Christensen – “How Will You Measure Your Life?” I’m not sure if it influenced my leadership style, but it certainly made me think of what matters!

Fast food guilty pleasure: Does Chick-fil-A count? I don’t really consider it fast food; please don’t burst my bubble.

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