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Drew Smith Named CFO of Windstream

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Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock has named Drew Smith chief financial officer and treasurer.

Smith joined the company in 2008 and had been serving as executive vice president of financial planning and treasurer.

In his new role, Smith is responsible for overseeing Windstream’s accounting, finance, capital planning, tax, procurement, audit, investor relations and treasury teams, the company said in a news release. He previously oversaw financial forecasting and planning, treasury and capital market functions and debt management as well business development for the company.

“Drew Smith is an accomplished leader and who has served in a variety of financial, capital markets, and operational roles with the company,” Tony Thomas, president and CEO of Windstream, said in a news release. “He has a deep understanding of the financial and operational drivers of our business, is data driven and results oriented.

“He will lead our efforts to continue to invest in our strategic growth areas to drive improvements in operating results.”

Smith follows Bob Gunderman, who had been CFO since 2014. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas and is a Certified Public Accountant.

“I’m excited for this opportunity and look forward to continuing to focus on accelerating our company’s transformation,” Smith said in the release. “Windstream’s future is bright, and I couldn’t be more excited about the work ahead.”

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