Skilled, Seasoned Executive to Lead Operations
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE:FTR, news, filings), a leading provider of broadband, voice, data and satellite television services, today announced that Eric Barie, currently Vice President of Marketing for Frontier's Central Region, has been named Senior Vice President and General Manager of Illinois operations, comprising seven markets. Based in Frontier's state headquarters in Bloomington-Normal, Barie will oversee all operations, residential and commercial sales, and customer experience functions. The Illinois territory is among the largest in the 27 states served by Frontier, with approximately 650 employees.
Barie succeeds Michael Flynn, named today as President of the company's new Mid-Atlantic Region comprising Ohio and West Virginia. Flynn succeeds Ken Arndt, named today as named President of the company's new East Region comprising New York and Pennsylvania. Pending completion of Frontier's acquisition of AT&T's Connecticut wireline business and statewide fiber network, Connecticut operations will become part of the East Region.
"Frontier takes great pride in grooming talent and promoting from within," said John Lass, President of Frontier's Central Region. "With more than a decade of telecommunications and management experience, Eric has the background and skills to lead key operations within Frontier's Illinois territory. His strong analytical and marketing background and insistence on always putting the customer first position him as a strong leader for Frontier Illinois," Lass said.
Most recently, Barie was Vice President of Regional Marketing for Frontier's Central Region, leading marketing operations across 24 markets in six states to drive sales of products and services. Previously, he was Director of Marketing for Frontier's Midwest Region and before that, Senior Marketing Manager for FairPoint Communications.
"I'm excited about the opportunity to lead operations in Illinois and become part of the Bloomington-Normal community, said Barie. He added, "Frontier has invested more than $210 million in Illinois during the last few years and I'm eager to help continue that momentum."
Barie earned a Master in Business Administration from Champlain College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with a minor in Accounting from State University of New York College at Plattsburgh.
Eric and his wife Maggie will relocate from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Bloomington-Normal with their two young children.
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 business 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.
Dana Berkes, 260-461-3038
Public Relations Manager
Source: Frontier Communications Corporation
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