|[April 20, 2012]
Frontier Communications CEO to Receive 2012 B'nai B'rith International Distinguished Achievement Award
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
B'nai B'rith International has chosen Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and
CEO of Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), to receive its
2012 Distinguished Achievement Award. The award recognizes the
accomplishments of key community and corporate leaders from around the
The award ceremony will take place April 24, 2012, at the Grand Hyatt
Hotel in New York City.
Under Wilderotter's leadership, Frontier has committed to diversity
throughout its workforce and to improving the quality of life in the
communities it serves through better communications, employment
opportunities and causes important to its customers -qualities B'nai
B'rith International looks for in choosing award recipients.
"Through substantial investment in its broadband networks to areas that
were once unserved or underserved, Frontier, led by Maggie Wilderotter,
has demonstrated a commitment to education, community service, literacy
and initiatives that support food relief efforts that goes beyond what
many corporate leaders do to help the communities they touch," B'nai
B'rith International President Allan J. Jacobs said.
Under Wilderotter's leadership, Frontier is a 100 percent U.S.-based
workforce that works closely with the Employer Partnership of the Armed
Forces to boost career opportunities for members of the military reserve
and veterans. B'nai B'rith recognizes and applauds this commitment to
social responsibility. Support for these core values is the foundation
of good corporate governance.
Wilderotter's professional accolades and accomplishments include her
Oct. 4, 2010, appointment by President Obama to serve as vice chair of
the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Fortune
magazine included her on its 2009, 2010 and 2011 lists of "50 Most
Powerful Women in Business" and in November 2011, the Financial Times (News - Alert)
named Wilderotter one of the top 50 women in world business, including
her in its list of "Women at the Top." Most recently she received the
"Business Media Award" from the Women's Media Center in New York City.
Before joining Frontier in 2004, Wilderotter held leadership posts at
Microsoft, Wink Communications, AT&T (News - Alert) and McCaw Cellular Communications,
among other companies. In addition to Frontier, she currently serves on
the Board of Directors of Procter and Gamble and Xerox and several
non-profit organizations. She is a graduate of the College of the Holy
"Maggie Wilderotter leads by example, making her a natural choice for
the B'nai B'rith Distinguished Achievement Award," B'nai B'rith
International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said.
"Communications, education and diversity programs are cornerstones of
what we do. It's heartening to find such dedication in corporate
For more than four decades, B'nai B'rith has presented the Distinguished
Achievement Award in recognition of the accomplishments of key community
and corporate leaders around the world. These exceptional individuals
and companies are honored for their community service, dedicated
leadership and commitment to improving the lives of the individuals they
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) offers voice,
broadband, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security
solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for residential
customers and small businesses and home offices, and advanced business
communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states and with
approximately 15,400 employees. Frontier is included in the S&P 500
Index and is the largest provider of communications services focused on
rural America. It has a 100 percent U.S.-based workforce. More
information is available at www.frontier.com.
B'nai B'rith International, the global voice of the Jewish community,
is the most widely known Jewish humanitarian, human rights and advocacy
organization. BBI works to aid the victims of disaster; improves
the lives of senior citizens through housing and advocacy; promotes
health initiatives and education; provides youth leadership training;
serves community members in need; and fights intolerance around the
world. B'nai B'rith…since 1843. Visit www.bnaibrith.org.
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