NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Frontier Communications Corporations (NASDAQ:FTR) today announced that Kathleen Weslock will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, effective July 13, 2015. She will report to Daniel J. McCarthy, President and Chief Executive Officer, and serve as a member of the company’s Senior Leadership Team.
Ms. Weslock will oversee all aspects of human resources, including both strategic direction and daily operations. She will also be responsible for labor relations, transformation and growth. She will play a significant role in the integration of 11,000 employees who will join Frontier following completion of the company’s pending transaction to acquire Verizon wireline assets in California, Florida and Texas. The acquisition is expected to close in early 2016.
“I am delighted to welcome Kath to Frontier,” said Dan McCarthy. “She is an extremely experienced and strategic leader who joins us as we prepare to welcome 11,000 new employees. I know she will play a key role in building upon Frontier’s innovative and unique company culture.” He added, “Kath and I share a strong belief that a successful enterprise depends upon close business alignment and partnership, as well as robust resources and programs that support the workforce. I look forward to working with her, as do all members of my leadership team.”
Ms. Weslock is an experienced global HR executive who is known for her proactivity, as well as her progressive and innovative leadership. She is also a globalist, having worked in many countries around the world. Most recently, as Senior Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer at Cisco Systems, Inc., she was responsible for setting the agenda for business and HR transformation, with a focus on Talent, Leadership, Culture and Organizational Effectiveness.
Ms. Weslock began her career in Human Resources with GTE, now Verizon, in multiple roles leading to Manager of Labor Relations. Prior positions included overseeing HR in the Far East and Latin America for GTE Sylvania, the company’s lighting division at that time.
Joining Mercer Human Resources Consulting as Principal of International Practice, she guided Fortune 500 companies through global mergers and acquisitions. At Mercer, she was considered an expert in global executive compensation and equity programs. She then joined Covance as Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, supporting 10,000 employees.
At the global law firm of Shearman & Sterling, Ms. Weslock was the first Director of Global Human Resources, leading multiple HR initiatives integrating diverse HR functions and providing expertise in expatriate management and global HR. Joining Deloitte as Director of Human Resources, Financial Advisory Services, she worked as a member of the leadership team to grow the practice, both in terms of recruitment and employee retention. Later, as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer & Internal Communications at SunGard Data Systems, she built the HR division into a strategically focused function.
Ms. Weslock holds a JD from Pace University School of Law, a Masters from the Industrial Labor Relations School at Cornell University and a Bachelors from Hood College. She is active in a multitude of professional Boards and organizations and has been awarded some of the top recognitions in the industry for her companies.
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) offers broadband, voice, 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 28 states. Frontier's approximately 17,800 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.
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