Frontier Communications CEO Maggie Wilderotter Receives 2012 B'nai B'rith International Distinguished Achievement Award
On April 24, 2012, with hundreds in attendance, B’nai B’rith International honored Maggie Wilderotter, chairman and CEO of Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), with its 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.
This award recognizes the accomplishments of key community and corporate leaders from around the world, and the event represented a “who’s who” of corporate leadership in attendance, including speakers Bob McDonald, chairman, president and CEO of Procter & Gamble; and Denise M. Morrison, president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company and Wilderotter’s sister.
McDonald and Morrison, along with B’nai B’rith leaders, praised Wilderotter’s commitment to the community as well as her outstanding leadership.
“Maggie is one of this country’s great business leaders, and we are honored to be able to recognize her ongoing commitment to the community,” B’nai B’rith International President Allan J. Jacobs said. “She exemplifies what we look for when choosing award recipients: she is committed to workforce diversity and to improving the quality of life in the communities her company serves through better communications, employment opportunities and causes important to its customers.”
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 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 and McCaw Cellular Communications, among other companies. In addition to Frontier, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of Procter & Gamble and Xerox and several non-profit organizations. She is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.
“This dinner was the perfect opportunity to recognize Maggie Wilderotter for her commitment to social responsibility,” B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said. “Her impressive work in education and diversity issues will surely serve as an inspiration to other corporate leaders.”
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 serve.
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.