STAMFORD, Conn., May 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Ms. Abernathy was one of six women honored May 4, 2011 in New York City before 700 attendees with the Aiming High Award. The award recognizes remarkable women whose personal leadership has broken new ground for women in business. Legal Momentum is the nation's oldest legal defense and education fund dedicated to advancing women's economic and personal security. The organization hosts the Aiming High Awards to highlight the accomplishments of women and their contributions to some of the nation's most successful companies.
Ms. Abernathy was selected for her accomplishments and leadership throughout her career. She has been a leader at Frontier since 2006, first as a member of the Board of Directors and as of March 2010 as the company's Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, and a principal advisor to the company's Board of Directors on legal and corporate governance matters. She served as a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2001 to 2005 and her achievements encompass academia and corporate and private practice.
In presenting the award to Ms. Abernathy, Frontier Communications' Chairman and CEO Maggie Wilderotter noted, "Kathleen's experience in the landline, wireless, competitive carrier and satellite businesses make her a strong advocate of rational regulation. She knows firsthand what it takes for a business to succeed, grow and thrive. She brought that expertise to the FCC to the benefit of our industry and country and now brings it every day to Frontier. She is very deserving of this great honor."
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE:FTR) is a Fortune 500 company included in the S&P 500 Index offering 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 for medium and large businesses in 27 states and with approximately 14,900 employees. It has a 100 percent U.S.-based workforce. More information is available at www.frontier.com and www.frontier.com/ir.
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