Tony Thomas took over the CEO role at Windstream CEO n in December when Jeff Gardner announced he was resigning from the company. Prior to his new role, he was president of its real estate investment (REIT) company and earlier served as CFO. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, recently caught up with Thomas to talk about his vision for the company in 2015 and beyond.
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