Frontier Communications Names Alan Gardner Chief People Officer

by savoystaff

Frontier Communications announced that Alan Gardner has joined the company as Chief People Officer. Mr. Gardner was most recently Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Verizon Communications. He reports to Nick Jeffery, Frontier’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“We are pleased to further strengthen our leadership team with the addition of world-class executive talent,” said Mr. Jeffery. “Alan has a deep understanding of how to build and retain great teams and create a winning culture. This is critical as we transform our business into a modern technology company. I look forward to Alan’s contributions as we continue to establish Frontier as a magnet for talent and an exceptional place to build successful careers.”

Anne Meyer, who has served as acting Head of Human Resources, will return full-time to her role as Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Mr. Gardner was most recently Senior Vice President, Human Resources, of Verizon Communications where he led centers of expertise encompassing the overall employee experience in support of 175,000 employees around the globe. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Verizon Wireless, which at the time was an $87 billion U.S.-based joint venture between Verizon Communications and Vodafone, with 85,000 employees. In addition to other executive roles of increasing responsibility at Verizon, Mr. Gardner was Director of Compensation at GTE Corporation. He began his career at American Express, UCCEL Corporation, and General Dynamics. He received a BS in computer science from the University of North Texas, a management certificate from the Management Institute for Engineers, Computer Professionals and Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.


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