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Windstream Named 2022 VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer

March 22, 2022

Windstream, a privately held communications and software company, has been named a VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer as part of the 2022 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The award recognizes the organization’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting veterans and the military-connected community.

“Windstream is proud to be recognized as a VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer,” said Mary Michaels, chief human resources officer at Windstream. “We honor the military service of our nation’s veterans, and we value the technical skills, leadership attributes and sterling character they bring to our workforce.”

“Windstream has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to veterans and the military community, through its efforts to recruit, support, and promote those who served our country bravely,” said George Altman, managing director of VETS Indexes. “One of the best ways to help veterans is to connect them with fulfilling and meaningful careers, at organizations where they can develop their skills and grow into senior leaders. As a VETS Indexes 5 Star Employer, Windstream Holdings has proven to be a welcoming home for veterans and military spouses who want to start the next phases in their lives.”

The VETS Indexes in-depth survey and recognition program analyzes employers’ policies, practices, and outcomes in detail, across the following 5 categories:

  • Veteran job candidate recruiting and hiring
  • Veteran employee development and retention
  • Veteran-inclusive company policies and culture
  • Support for members of the National Guard and Reserves
  • Military spouse/family support

Click this link to see the full slate of awardees:

Nearly 120 organizations submitted surveys to be considered for the awards. Responding organizations included companies large and small, government agencies and departments, nonprofit groups, colleges, and universities. Not all organizations that submitted surveys were recognized with awards. The VETS Indexes Employer Awards are reserved only for employers whose veteran-related efforts stand out from the pack, as the best. If you would like more information on the process and methodology behind the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, please click this link:

For more information on the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, including how to register and participate in the upcoming 2023 VETS Indexes Employer Awards competition, please click here: To learn about VETS Indexes’ investment indexes, please click here: In addition to those initiatives, VETS Indexes also hosts the biannual Employing U.S. Vets Conference, a discussion of best practices related to veteran employment among the top minds across corporate America, government agencies, and nonprofit groups. Our next conference is April 14, in New York City. Learn more and register here:

About VETS Indexes

VETS Indexes is an independent provider of custom indexes within the Environmental, Social and Governance arena. Drawing on deep and broad industry experience, we construct and disseminate thematic impact indexes for investors, exchanges and asset managers which serve as the underlying portfolios for financial products.

As the world’s first resource for U.S. Military Veterans’ themed indexes, our mission is to provide innovative solutions that recognize the value created by the mission critical mindset, unique skill sets and specialized training that veterans bring to the workplace. Our Mission also includes a commitment to always donate a significant portion (target of 20% and no less than 5%) of our net profits to charitable organizations that support the wellness of our Military Veterans and their families.

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About Windstream

Windstream Holdings is a privately held Fortune® 1000 communications and software company. Windstream offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. The company also provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network to consumers and small and midsize businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Additional information is available at or Follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.

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Windstream Contact:
Scott Morris, 501-748-5342

VETS Indexes Contact:
Nick Antaki, (516) 418-3821

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