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Press Release -- April 9th, 2010
Source: Integra Telecom


Minneapolis – April 9, 2010Integra Telecom Inc., an integrated communications provider for business, is pleased to name Tura Hallblade as its vice president of sales for Integra Telecom of Minnesota and North Dakota. In this role, Hallblade will oversee all Integra Telecom sales activity in North Dakota and Minnesota.

“As a Minnesota native, Hallblade is very familiar with the region’s business environment,” said Steve Wachter, senior vice president of Integra Telecom of Minnesota and North Dakota. “She is an accomplished sales person and we are thrilled to have her back home and working with us to grow Integra’s presence in the market.”

Hallblade began her telecom career in 2002 with Eschelon Telecom in Minnesota, which became Integra Telecom after its acquisition in 2007. She previously served as the vice president of sales for Integra Telecom of Northern California/Nevada based out of the Sacramento, Calif. office. Hallblade recently returned to Tonka Bay, Minn., to accept the Minnesota sales executive position.

Hallblade holds both a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in marketing management from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women.

About Integra Telecom
Integra Telecom Inc. provides voice and Internet solutions to thousands of business and carrier customers in 11 Western states, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah and Washington. It owns and operates a best-in-class fiber-optic network comprised of metropolitan access networks, a nationally acclaimed Internet and data networks, and a 4,700-mile high-speed long haul network. The company has earned some of the highest customer loyalty and customer satisfaction ratings in the telecommunications industry. Primary equity investors in the company include Goldman, Sachs & Co., Tennenbaum Capital Partners, funds managed by Farallon Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus. Integra Telecom and Electric Lightwave are registered trademarks of Integra Telecom Inc. For more information, visit:

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