As general manager of Blackduck Telephone, he served as mayor, chamber of commerce president, Blackduck Development Corporation president and founding member of the community celebration. Gannon also served on the board of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance.
Gannon looks forward to getting involved in the towns serviced by WesTel Systems. His wife of 28 years, Cindy, will be joining him in Remsen in the spring. Gannon was raised in Spencer, where his mother still resides.
WesTel Systems provides telephone, Internet, cable TV, and website hosting services for several communities in western Iowa and eastern Nebraska.