President Joe Biden on Wednesday named Tony Thomas, president & CEO of Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock, to the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council.
The council advises the White House on how to reduce physical and cyber risks and improve the security and resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructure sectors.
Thomas has led Windstream since 2014 and has more than 20 years of experience in the communications industry. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Wake Forest University and a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois.
Thomas is among 26 senior executives from across the nation announced as members of the council. Other members bring experience from sectors including banking and finance, transportation, energy, food and agriculture, and higher education.
The council, since being formed in 2001, has conducted dozens of studies to address problems such as improving intelligence information sharing across government and industry, facilitating cooperative decision-making between senior executives and federal leaders during imminent threats and disaster responses, and addressing the skills gaps and loss of institutional knowledge in key national workforces.