STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Frontier Communications Corporation (NYSE:FTR, news, filings) Chairman and CEO Maggie Wilderotter was one of the “Top 25 Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline” according to FierceWireless, the daily industry news monitor.
In her introduction of the honorees, editor-in-chief Sue Marek noted, “When we compiled this list, we looked for individuals who we believe have a unique mix of leadership and business acumen [and] who are not only leading their organizations but are also exerting great influence over the entire industry.”
According to FierceTelecom editor Sean Buckley, one reason Mrs. Wilderotter made the cut: “Maggie Wilderotter continues to follow the mantra of taking bets on what can help her company scale. Late last year, she made one of the biggest bets of her 11-year career [at the company] with Frontier’s $2 billion deal to acquire AT&T’s wireline assets in Frontier’s home state of Connecticut.
Mrs. Wilderotter joins a list that includes Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Apple’s Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Larry Page of Google and Reed Hastings of Netflix, as well as the CEOs of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, CenturyLink, Comcast and DISH Network.
Maggie Wilderotter became Chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications in January 2006. She joined the company in November 2004 as President and CEO and a member of the Board. Earlier, she was SVP of Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft, and President and CEO of Wink Communications.
Mrs. Wilderotter serves on the boards of Xerox and Procter & Gamble. She is a member of President Obama’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, which she chaired from October 2012 to November 2014. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable and Co-Chair of The Committee for Economic Development, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led, public policy organization, and numerous other organizations.
Mrs. Wilderotter holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Holy Cross College. She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree, honoris causa, from the Stevens Institute of Technology.
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 17,000 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.
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