BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Sep 24, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE:FTR, news, filings), the leading provider of communications services to rural America, recently announced the appointment of Michael C. Flynn as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Illinois. Flynn is leading Frontier's operations throughout the state, overseeing the aggressive deployment of broadband communications, and is responsible for every aspect of the customer experience.
"Mike has a wealth of experience within Frontier and in telecommunications overall. He is a proven leader who has demonstrated a great ability to manage operations, engage employees and enhance customer, business and community relationships. His track record is outstanding, and his expertise spans sales and marketing, operations and support services. He will play a vital role as Frontier grows its newly acquired markets as well as its existing Frontier properties in Illinois," said John J. Lass, President, Central Region, Frontier Communications.
Flynn most recently was Vice President and GM for Frontier's properties in Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. He previously served as Vice President -- Field Operations for Frontier's Great Lakes Region, which at that time included Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Flynn joined Frontier Communications (formerly GTE/Citizens) in Dryden, New York in 1989 as a Central District Telephone Operations Manager.
Prior to Frontier, Flynn ran the state of Indiana for Verizon as Director of Customer Operations and later as a Regional Operational leader with additional responsibility in Fort Wayne, Indiana for Sales and Marketing of FiOS - a full fiber optic network to the home system. Over the course of his 21-year telecom career, Flynn has held leadership positions in Frontier and Verizon territories in New York, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and now Illinois.
Flynn earned a B.S. in Applied Science/Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He served in active duty as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1980-1989 and later in the Naval Reserves, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Commander. His service included missions in the Persian Gulf in 1987.
Flynn recently relocated from Lakeville, Minnesota and now resides with his family in Bloomington, Illinois.
Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE: FTR) offers voice, High-Speed Internet, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for small businesses and home offices, and advanced business communications Access Solutions for medium and large businesses in 27 states and with approximately 14,800 employees. A Fortune 500 company, Frontier is included in the S&P 500 Index and is the largest provider of communications services to rural America. More information is available at www.frontier.com and www.frontier.com/ir.
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Frontier Communications Corporation Patricia Amendola, 570-631-6013 PR/Communications Patricia.Amendola@ftr.com