FairPoint Communications Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

Barbara Dondiego to lead marketing and product management efforts

 

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 24, 2012) - FairPoint Communications, Inc. today announced Barbara Dondiego has been appointed senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

Dondiego is a telecom veteran and most recently served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer of EarthLink. She will report to Tony Tomae, executive vice president and chief revenue officer, and be responsible for all aspects of FairPoint's marketing functions, including product management, marketing communications, brand management and segment marketing.

"Barbara brings to FairPoint deep knowledge of the industry and experience in marketing and product management in the telecom sector," said Tomae. "She delivers results across the board both with business and residential customers."

Dondiego leaves EarthLink after three years; prior to that, she served as senior vice president of marketing at Level 3 Communications. She also was marketing director at WilTel, acquired by Level 3, and director of product management for McLeodUSA, now part of Windstream.

Dondiego has an MBA from the University of Tulsa and a bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.

About FairPoint Communications, Inc.

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) is a leading communications provider of broadband Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other high-capacity data services to customers in communities across 18 states. Through its fast, reliable fiber network, FairPoint delivers high-quality data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. FairPoint delivers VantagePointSM services through its resilient IP-based network in northern New England. This state-of-the-art fiber network provides carrier Ethernet connections to support the surging bandwidth and performance requirements for cloud-based applications like network storage, disaster recovery, distance learning, medical imaging, video conferencing and CAD/CAM along with traditional voice, VoIP, video and Internet access solutions. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at www.FairPoint.com. You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/myfairpoint) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint).