Frontier appoints 3 territory division heads

Frontier (NYSE: FTR) continues to put more pieces of its regional executive leadership in place as it appoints three executives to oversee its Mid-State territory, Illinois, and Ohio regions.

Heading up Frontier's Mid-State territory will be Rhonda Lutzke as Senior Vice President and General Manager for its Central Region Mid-State Territory, comprising Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Operating out of its Sun Prairie, Wis. office, Lutzke will be charged with not only overseeing customer service, but also advancing broadband service deployment in region. A 26-year telecom industry veteran with stints at TDS Telecom, Lutzke joined Frontier in 2007 where she served as Area General Manager of the company's former Great Lakes Territory (Wisconsin/Minnesota/Indiana/Ohio).

Taking the reins of Frontier's Illinois operations will be Michael C. Flynn as Senior Vice President and General Manager, who will oversee the state's ongoing broadband rollout and operations. Similar to its Ohio and West Virginia territories, Frontier recently pledged $40 million to expand the state's broadband capabilities. Before taking his new GM role in Illinois, Flynn, who joined Frontier in 1989 through its acquisition of GTE/Citizens properties in New York, served as VP and GM for Frontier's properties in Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.

Finally, Dave Davidson has been appointed as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Ohio. Similar to Flynn and Lutzke, Davidson will oversee customer care and the expansion of Ohio broadband network capabilities. Spanning 77 counties and more than 1,000 employees, Ohio is one of the telco's largest operations.

Davidson seems poised to take over the role in Frontier's Ohio region. In addition to stints at a number of wireless and Internet startups and at AT&T Wireless (NYSE: T), Davidson most recently worked at Connect Ohio, a public-private partnership with the state of Ohio to drive broadband adoption among consumers and businesses.  

For more:
- see the Lutzke release here
- the Flynn release here
- and the Davidson release here

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