Citizens Communications CEO to Speak at PFF Aspen Summit
WASHINGTON D.C. - The Progress & Freedom Foundation will continue its long tradition of notable Chairman's Dinner speakers at the 2008 Aspen Summit. Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO of Citizens Communications Company (NYSE: CZN), is scheduled to address attendees on August 19th, the final day of the event. Citizens Communications, branded as Frontier Communications, is one of the country's leading rural local exchange carriers, providing telephone, Internet, DISH satellite TV, wireless Internet access and more in markets in 24 states.
"Maggie Wilderotter is a prominent figure in technology and communications," said PFF President Ken Ferree. "Her diverse background and wide ranging experience provide her with unique insights into the markets that PFF studies. I'm extremely pleased she has agreed to address attendees at this year's Summit."
Maggie Wilderotter joined Citizens Communications as President and CEO in 2004 and became Chairman in 2006. Prior to joining Citizens, Ms. Wilderotter was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft. She also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wink Communications Inc., where she led efforts to develop e-commerce systems to enable advertisers, merchants, and broadcast and cable networks to create interactive enhancements for traditional television. Before joining Wink Communications, Ms. Wilderotter was the Executive Vice President of National Operations for AT&T Wireless Services Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T's Aviation Communications Division. She also served as Senior Vice President of McCaw Cellular Communications Inc. In addition to her work at Citizens, Ms. Wilderotter serves on the boards of Yahoo! Inc., Xerox Corporation and Tribune Company and on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations.
Ms. Wilderotter has twice received the Vanguard award from the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) honoring her outstanding work in the industry. She was also the recipient of the 1999 Outstanding Mentor Award in 1999 and the Top 10 Women in Cable & Telecommunications Award in 1989 from the Women in Cable and Telecommunications Foundation.
The Aspen Summit Chairman's Dinner, hosted by PFF Chairman George A. "Jay" Keyworth II, has featured several prominent corporate leaders, including Sun Microsystems then-Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy; Amazon Chairman, CEO and founder Jeff Bezos; and Viacom Executive Chairman and founder, Sumner Redstone. Last year's speaker was Eric Schmidt, Chairman & CEO of Google, Inc.
More Information about the 2008 PFF Aspen Summit, to be held August 17th - 19th at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado can be found on our web site. Members of the media are always welcome to attend and should contact Amy Smorodin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202)289-8928.
The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.