Board of Directors

A-Vu is priviledged to have a serving Board of Directors with a depth and breadth of experience encompassing healthcare administration, healthcare law, broadband services, technology development, venture fund-raising and new business development. Their indiviidual contributions to economic growth, community infrastructure development and particularly healthcare management have had considerable positive impact at local, state and national levels.

Gary W. Evans, Director

Mr. Evans is the president and CEO of Hiawatha Broadband Communications.  He joined the company in April of 1998 and is one of two people who performed the feasibility study in 1992 that led to the creation of Luminet (HBC's predecessor).  He is also a long-time resident of the Winona community.

Mr. Evans served as Winona State University's vice president of university relations from 1987 until 1998 and previously spent 30 years in the newspaper business, including 25 years at the Winona Daily News.  During his Winona newspaper career, Mr. Evans served as a reporter, section editor, editor, executive editor, marketing director, and publisher.

A community activist, Mr. Evans has received Winona's highest awards, the Winona Community Achievement Award in 1987 and the Adith Miller Community Tribute in 1990.  He was also honored in 2001 as Minnesota Hospital Trustee of the Year, and on November 12, 2004, was honored by the Upper Mississippi Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals as its outstanding volunteer fundraiser.

Mr. Evans serves as chairman of the board of Winona Health, the community's health care system, as chairman of the board of the Great River Shakespeare Festival, is a member of the Winona State University Foundation and the Blandin Foundation's Broadband Strategy Board, is a former member of the Greater Rochester Area University Center Board of Trustees, is a past president of the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce, and has held numerous community civic and church positions.

Mr. Evans is married.  He and his wife, Ellen, are the parents of two children: Gregory, president of Merchants National Bank, Cannon Falls, MN; and Natalie Evans Matejka, a customer planner for TRW, Winona.

Our Vision

By enabling healthcare providers and combining access to telemedicine, entertainment and communication services through a simplified remote and a set-top box, A-Vu Media is challenging the complexity of multimedia access and leading the way for its customers to remain independent, yet fully connected to loved ones, care providers and the entertainment content they enjoy without the frustration of complex menus and tiny controls with too many buttons.