STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) today announced key appointments designed to expand and strengthen the leadership of its new East Region. The East Region currently comprises New York and Pennsylvania. The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has issued a draft ruling in favor of Frontier’s proposed acquisition of AT&T's wireline business, statewide fiber network, and U-verse video and satellite TV operations in the state. The acquisition is expected to be completed during the fourth-quarter of 2014, at which time Connecticut will become part of Frontier’s East Region.
Ken Arndt is President of the East Region and headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut. His direct reports include:
Paul Quick, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Connecticut Operations – As announced July 23, 2014, Mr. Quick will oversee field operations, residential and commercial sales, and every aspect of the customer experience in Connecticut. He is based in Hartford, Frontier's state headquarters. Most recently he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Frontier's Pennsylvania operations.
Angela Christian, Regional Director, Human Resources – Ms. Christian is responsible for all Human Resources activities in the East Region and for all HR issues related to Information Technology and Engineering throughout the company’s footprint. Her career at Frontier includes software design management, management of network operations call centers, plant service centers and residential and business call centers as well as field experience as a General Manager in the Greater Rochester (N.Y.) Area. Ms. Christian is based in Rochester and may be contacted at email@example.com.
Kira Howell, Regional Vice President, Marketing – Ms. Howell is responsible for all Regional Marketing activities, including brand awareness, customer acquisition and retention strategies, go-to-market plans, and new product introductions. She joined Frontier in 2011 and most recently was Director, Corporate Acquisition and Brand Marketing. Her career includes account management, media planning, data analysis and new media channels at Synapse Group, Inc. in Stamford. Prior to joining Frontier she was Vice President of the Advertisement and Media Divisions of Main Street Direct, a multi-channel acquisition and retention marketing company. She earned a B.A. from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. Ms. Howell is based in New Haven and may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ken Mason, Regional Vice President, Business Operations – Mr. Mason is responsible for ensuring the East Region meets its business objectives by monitoring financial analyses and trends within the region, evaluating potential business opportunities, and ensuring the region’s prudent use of resources. Mr. Mason joined Frontier in 1996 and has more than 20 years of experience in wireline and wireless communications in the areas of budgeting, finance, sales and marketing. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs for the company. In 2013, he was appointed to the board of the Universal Service Administrative Company, an independent, not-for-profit corporation designated by the Federal Communications Commission as the administrator of universal service. Mr. Mason earned a Bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the State University of New York-Empire State College. He may be contacted at email@example.com.
Dave Snyder, Regional Vice President, Engineering – Mr. Snyder manages all aspects of capital investment in the East Region, including capital deployment, network planning, engineering and construction. He was responsible for establishing the overall company network plan from the national data backbone to the end-use customer. His experience with the company began in 1988 as an Associate Engineer for Outside Plant for the-then CONTEL of New York. His expertise in network and area planning, trouble analysis and all facets of engineering and capital management led to positions of increasing responsibility throughout New York State and the East Region. He earned an Associate degree in Applied Science, Data Engineering from the State University of New York (SUNY), Cobleskill and a B.S. in Telecommunications from SUNY IT in Ithaca. Mr. Snyder may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cyn Stehouwer, Regional Vice President, Operations - Ms. Stehouwer is responsible for developing new areas for growth and improvement for the East Region. Working with other region leaders, she is focused on maximizing growth and profitability. She manages all operations functions including budget spending, labor and material efficiencies, and new areas of technology and customer service. Critical parts of Ms. Stehouwer’s role are managing performance against operating plans, analyzing market conditions, and leading the Plant Service Centers (Dispatch and Assignment) for the region.
Ms. Stehouwer has 28 years of industry experience and joined Frontier in 2010 as Director of Operations to lead the successful conversion to Frontier systems of Verizon operations in 13 states. She has been an integral part of the Connecticut AT&T acquisition and is leading the system, network, video, customer, employee and operational transition.
Ms. Stehouwer earned a double major B.S. in Business Administration (Marketing and Human Resources) from the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business. She will be based in New Haven and may be contacted at email@example.com.
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices, and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier's approximately 13,900 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.