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Olen Scott named vice president of channel sales at Windstream

February 28, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced that it has named Olen Scott vice president of channel sales. Scott previously was vice president of partner channels at EarthLink, and he is now responsible for designing, operating and supporting Windstream's channel sales organization.

"We are pleased to welcome such an experienced and talented channel sales executive as Olen to Windstream," said Jeff Howe, executive vice president of enterprise sales at Windstream. "We are committed to the success of our channel partners, and Olen's leadership will be instrumental as we continue to simplify and strengthen our channel program."

Scott spent more than four years at EarthLink, where he led the company's indirect distribution channel, focusing on agent and value added reseller partnerships in managed network and cloud services. Prior to joining EarthLink, he led sales organizations at XO Communications and Verizon Business. Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis in finance from American University in Washington, D.C.

Windstream offers a full suite of advanced network communications and technology solutions, including Network & Data, SD-WAN, Voice & Unified Communications, Network Security, Managed Services and Cloud Services. For more information, visit

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 business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 147,000 miles. Additional information is available at Please visit our newsroom at or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.

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