Maggie Wilderotter Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
With Frontier Communications since 2004
Maggie Wilderotter was named Chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications January 1, 2006. She joined the company November 1, 2004 as President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors. Before this, she was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft.
Previously, Mrs. Wilderotter was President and CEO of Wink Communications Inc., leading efforts to develop low-cost, end-to-end e-commerce systems. Before that, her positions included Executive Vice President of National Operations for AT&T Wireless Services Inc., Chief Executive Officer of AT&T's Aviation Communications Division and a Senior Vice President of McCaw Cellular Communications Inc.
Mrs. Wilderotter serves on the boards of Xerox Corporation and Procter & Gamble Company and on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations. In 2011, she was named to the Directorship 100, and is a member of the Board of Advisors of BoardroomIQ and the WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Global CEO Task Force, and The Committee of 200. Since 2009, FORTUNE magazine has included her in its ranking of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Business.” On November 8, 2010, Mrs. Wilderotter was inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame as it honored “Women in Business: Trailblazing the Corporate Corridor. In November 2011, The Financial Times named her as one of "The Top 50 Women in World Business." That same month she received "The Business Media Award" from the Women's Media Center. On April 24, 2012, B'nai B'rith International presented her with its "Distinguished Achievement Award."
On October 16, 2012, Mrs. Wilderotter was designated as Chair of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). The designation follows her service as Vice Chair from October of 2010 to 2012.
In December 2012, Mrs. Wilderotter was named a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with more than $7.3 trillion in annual revenues and nearly 16 million employees. She is also Secretary, Board of Directors of Catalyst, the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women and business.
Mrs. Wilderotter holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Holy Cross College.
Daniel McCarthy President and Chief Operating Officer
With Frontier Communications since 1990
Daniel McCarthy has been President and Chief Operating Officer since April 2012 and was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2006 to April 2012. Before this, he was Senior Vice President, Field Operations from December 2004 to December 2005, Senior Vice President, Broadband Operations from January 2004 to December 2004, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Electric Lightwave from January 2002 to December 2004.
Mr. McCarthy has been with Frontier Communications Corporation since 1990, when he joined the company's Kauai, Hawaii, electric division. In 1995, he moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, and assumed responsibility for the company's energy operations. In 2001 he was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of Citizens Public Services sector, responsible for the company's energy and water operations.
He earned a bachelor's degree in marine engineering from the State University of New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.
In October 2013, he was appointed a Trustee of The Committee for Economic Development, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led, public policy organization. In December 2013, Mr. McCarthy was elected to the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.
John M. Jureller Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
John M. Jureller is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He joined Frontier Communications in January 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer–Elect and became Chief Financial Officer on February 27, 2013.
From 2008 through 2012, Mr. Jureller was Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations for the Resources Group of General Atlantic LLC, a global growth private equity firm managing $17 billion around the globe.
Before this, he was Chief Financial Officer of WestPoint International, Inc., with overall financial responsibility for a $900 million company. He was responsible for all financial matters, including public financial reporting, taxation, internal audit and corporate finance.
From 2003 through 2006, Mr. Jureller was a member of the Corporate Turnaround & Restructuring practice of AlixPartners, LLC. His responsibilities gave him wide exposure to telecommunications, including cable, wireless and internet services. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer of Trans-Resources, Inc.; Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Gartner, Inc.; and Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development at Caribiner International, Inc. Early in his career, Mr. Jureller held increasingly senior financial roles at PepsiCo World Trading Company, Inc., Emcor Group, Inc., and General Electric Capital Corporation. Mr. Jureller began his career in finance at Bankers Trust Company.
Mr. Jureller earned a B.S. with Distinction and an M.B.A. in Finance from Cornell University. He sits on the Board of Directors of White Plains Hospital in White Plains, New York and is a member of the hospital’s Finance Committee.
Cecilia K. McKenney Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Administrative Services
With Frontier Communications since 2006
Cecilia K. McKenney is Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Administrative Services, responsible for all Human Resources activities as well as Procurement and Marketing Services (including brand activation and identity, media plans and customer acquisition/retention programs), Corporate Communications and Public Relations. Before this, she was responsible for Human Resources and Sales Operations and was Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Call Center Sales & Service from February 2008 to May 2012. Ms. McKenney joined the company as Senior Vice President, Human Resources in February 2006. She is a member of the company's Senior Leadership Team and reports to the Chairman and CEO.
Before Frontier, Ms. McKenney was Group Vice President of Headquarters Human Resources for the Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. (PBG) in Somers, New York, responsible for all Human Resources functions supporting PBG’s worldwide operations. Her organization supported for PBG's headquarters and call center in addition to providing long-term strategic direction and day-to-day business support for Staffing, Compensation and Benefits, Diversity, Training, Talent Development and Human Resources Systems.
Ms. McKenney joined the Pepsi-Cola Company in 1989 in its headquarters-based employee benefits group. She became Human Resources Manager in Pepsi-Cola's Northeast Business Unit in 1992. In less than two years, Ms. McKenney transferred to Northern California, where she managed HR issues for the company's San Francisco market. In 1995, she was appointed Director of Human Resources for PBG's California Business Unit. When PBG became an independent company near the end of 1998, Ms. McKenney was appointed Vice President, Staffing and Diversity at Company's headquarters. In 2000, she was promoted to Vice President, Headquarters Human Resources and was named Group Vice President, Headquarters Human Resources, in 2004.
Prior to Pepsi, Ms. McKenney worked for Mutual of New York and L.F. Rothschild in Human Resource and Management roles. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Franklin & Marshall College, where she is a member of its Leadership Council. She is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist.
Kathleen Quinn Abernathy is Executive Vice President, External Affairs, responsible for the company's governmental and regulatory affairs. From March 2010 to June 2012, she was Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President, Regulatory and Governmental Affairs. Prior to joining Frontier, she was a Partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP, advising clients on a wide range of legal, policy and regulatory issues related to telecommunications and the media. Before this, she was a Partner at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP.
Ms. Abernathy served as a Commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2001-2005. While a Commissioner, she chaired the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service and participated as a U.S. representative in numerous international bilateral and multilateral negotiations, including the 2002 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference and the 2003 ITU World Radiocommunications Conference. She was appointed by the ITU to chair the 2004 ITU Global Symposium for Regulators.
Prior to joining the FCC, Ms. Abernathy was Vice President for Public Policy at BroadBand Office Communications; Vice President for Regulatory Affairs at US West; and Vice President for Federal Regulatory Affairs at AirTouch Communications. Earlier in her career, she was Legal Advisor to two FCC commissioners and a Special Assistant to the agency's General Counsel.
Ms. Abernathy has received numerous honors and awards in recognition of her contributions to the profession. In 2011 she was named one of the "Top Ten Women in Telecom" by Fierce Telecom and honored by Legal Momentum with an "Aiming High Award." She was featured in Chambers USA's "Leaders in their Field" in the Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory category (2009); included in the Washington, DC edition of Super Lawyers (2009, 2010); and named one of Washington's Top Lawyers by Washingtonian magazine (2007, 2009).
Ms. Abernathy served on Frontier Communications' board of directors from April 2006 through February 2010. She is currently on the boards of the John Gardner Fellowship Association, which is affiliated with U.C. Berkley, and Stanford University and Children Now. She also serves on the board of ISO New England Inc., the operator of New England's bulk power and wholesale electricity markets.
Ms. Abernathy received her B.A. magna cum laude from Marquette University and her J.D. from Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law, where she was a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Federal Communications Bar Association, of which she is a Past-President, and has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and The Columbus School of Law.
Mark D. Nielsen Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
With Frontier Communications since 2014
Mark D. Nielsen joined Frontier in March 2014 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. Prior to this, he was Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Danbury, Conn.-based Praxair Inc. From 2007 to 2009, he was a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of defense contractor Raytheon Co. Before that, Mr. Nielsen served as Chief Legal Counsel, and then Chief of Staff, to Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (2004-2007).
Mr. Nielsen began his legal career in 1990 as an associate with the Hartford law firm of Murtha, Cullina LLP. He also served three two-year terms in the Connecticut Legislature, one term in the House (1993-1995) followed by two terms in the Senate (1995-1999).
Mr. Nielsen graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
Lois Hedg-peth Executive Vice President, Strategy
With Frontier Communications since 2012
Lois Hedg-peth joined Frontier Communications in July 2012 as Executive Vice President, Strategy, responsible for assessing strategic opportunities, broadband transformation planning, and new revenue trials. She is a member of the company's Senior Leadership team. From September 2009 to September 2010, as a contractor with the position of Executive Vice President, Integration, Ms. Hedg-peth led Frontier's initial integration of wireline and other assets acquired from Verizon Communications and, from September 2011 to April 2012, the subsequent business integrations related to this transaction.
In 2002, Ms. Hedg-peth joined Centrica, a competitive energy retailer. During her six years with Centrica, she served as President, U.S. Operations; Executive Vice President of Marketing; and Director of Energy for British Gas. Her last position with Centrica was Chief Operating Officer of North America for its Direct Energy division.
Prior to Centrica Ms. Hedg-peth was President, Fixed Wireless Operations, for AT&T Wireless. Before that, she served in various capacities at AT&T, including leadership of its U.S. consumer long-distance business and, as President of its Pacific and Western Regions, created AT&T's first local consumer business.
Ms. Hedg-peth earned a Bachelor of Science in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.