ANCHORAGE, Alaska--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALSK), the leading
provider of advanced broadband and managed IT services for businesses
and consumers in Alaska, appointed Shawn O'Donnell, an industry veteran,
to its board of directors effective Aug. 1, 2017. As an independent
director, O'Donnell expands the board to seven members.
"With more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications
industry, Shawn brings a deep understanding of our sector, including
very recent board-level experience in driving shareholder value through
strategic transactions. We appreciate being introduced to Shawn by one
of our largest shareholders and are pleased to welcome him to our board.
With this action, we strengthen our board's capabilities and focus on
creating value for our shareholders," Ned Hayes, Alaska Communications'
chairman of the board, said.
O'Donnell is a managing director at FTI Consulting. He also serves on
the Lumos Networks board of directors, chairing its compensation
committee. Previously, O'Donnell served as the President and CEO of
Caribbean Asset Holdings, a telecommunications company based in the U.S.
Virgin Islands, where he oversaw its sale to Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc.
O'Donnell has served as President and CEO of both the Arbinet
Corporation, a global provider of voice and internet protocol solutions,
and the International Services Division of Primus Telecommunications, a
provider of advanced communication services.
O'Donnell has also served on the board of directors of CITA: The
Wireless Association and Arbinet Corporation, and his other professional
experience includes work at CXO Corporation, Capital and Technology
Advisors, Inc., and MCI. O'Donnell has been involved with many charities
and served on the board for United Way of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
About Alaska Communications
Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) is the leading provider of advanced
broadband and managed IT services for businesses and consumers in
Alaska. The company operates a highly reliable, advanced statewide data
network with the latest technology and the most diverse undersea fiber
optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous U.S. For more
information, visit www.alaskacommunications.com
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Source: Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc.
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