Windstream appoints Drew Smith SVP Financial Planning and Assistant Treasurer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) has named Drew Smith senior vice president of financial planning and assistant treasurer. Smith has served as senior vice president of corporate financial planning and business development since May 2017. He will continue in that role and assume oversight of certain treasury and capital market functions and debt management.

“Drew has served in key finance and operational roles since joining Windstream in 2008 and will be a great partner to me in managing our treasury and capital market functions in his expanded role,” said Bob Gunderman, chief financial officer and treasurer.

Smith previously served as president of consumer and small and medium-sized business services in markets where Windstream is a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC). He also has served in senior leadership roles in access management, carrier relations and service delivery.

Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations and wholesale customers across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to small business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at Please visit our newsroom at or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.

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