Appoints Telecom Expert Veronica Bloodworth as Chief Network Officer
NORWALK, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ExecutiveHire–Frontier Communications (OTC: FTRCQ) today announced that Veronica Bloodworth has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Network Officer, effective immediately. Ms. Bloodworth will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Nick Jeffery and oversee all of Frontier’s network operations, including those related to the Company’s earlier announced Modernization Plan.
Ms. Bloodworth brings more than 28 years of leadership experience to Frontier. Most recently, as Senior Vice President of Construction and Engineering for AT&T, she led the planning, design, construction and capital maintenance of the wireline and wireless network infrastructure across a national footprint. Under her leadership, the Company deployed fiber-connected service to over 14M customers and created a single fiber plan across the consumer, mobility and business segments. Previously as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, AT&T Services, Ms. Bloodworth led the Velocity IP program, which laid the groundwork to transform the Company to an all IP/Wireless/Cloud business.
“Strengthening our management team is a key step to our goal of transforming Frontier into a modern technology company, improving operating performance, growing our business, and enhancing our customers’ experience,” said Mr. Jeffery. “We are excited to add Veronica’s leadership experience to our Company. With her Wireline and Wireless Network management expertise, she will strengthen our team and improve our performance across the Company. We are pleased that Steve Gable, who has served as our Chief Technology Officer, will take on the new role of Chief Digital and Information Officer, leading Frontier’s digital transformation.”
About Veronica Bloodworth
Ms. Bloodworth has held numerous leadership and management positions in Network and Finance over a 23-year career with AT&T, including various roles in Operations, Finance and Business Development within Cingular Wireless and BellSouth Mobility. She began her career at MCI. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and an MBA from Georgia State University.
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (OTC: FTRCQ) offers a variety of services to residential and business customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks in 25 states, including video, high-speed internet, advanced voice, and Frontier Secure® digital protection solutions. Frontier Business™ offers communications solutions to small, medium, and enterprise businesses.
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