Reeve takes over as board chairman at Frontier

Frontier Communications named Pamela Reeve as its next executive board chairman, succeeding Maggie Wilderotter who served in this position after a 10-year tenure as the company's CEO.

Having joined the board of directors in 2010 and currently serving as lead director, Reeve is quite familiar with Frontier.

She comes to the chairman position with plenty of telecom industry experience. Previously Reeve held a number of executive positions at Lightbridge including president and CEO. She also serves as a director on the boards of Sonus Networks and American Tower Corporation (ATC) where she is also lead director.

Her appointment comes at a pivotal time for Frontier.

Wilderotter stepped down as CEO last April, handing the reins over to 25-year company veteran Dan McCarthy.

The service provider is also in the midst of completing its purchase of Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) wireline properties in three states -- California, Florida and Texas -- a deal that will double its size. Frontier currently has access lines in 28 states, providing a series of voice, broadband and video services, including the rural assets in 14 states it purchased from Verizon in 2010.

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