Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) announced that Mark D. Nielsen has joined the company as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary effective today. He reports to Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is a member of the company’s seven-member Senior Leadership Team.
Most recently, Nielsen was Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Danbury, Conn.-based Praxair Inc. From 2007 to 2009, he was a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of defense contractor Raytheon Co. Before that, Nielsen served as Chief Legal Counsel, and then Chief of Staff, to Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (2004-2007).
A Connecticut native now living in Ridgefield, Nielsen began his legal career in 1990 as an associate with the Hartford law firm of Murtha, Cullina LLP. He also served three two-year terms in the Connecticut Legislature, one term in the House (1993-1995) followed by two terms in the Senate (1995-1999).
Nielsen graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.Mrs. Wilderotter notes, “Mark’s extensive legal, business, and public sector experience will be of immense benefit to Frontier. In addition to his legal responsibilities, he will work closely with Andy Crain, our former General Counsel and current Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, to close our acquisition of AT&T’s wireline business, statewide fiber network, and U-verse video operations in Connecticut.” About Frontier Communications Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) offers broadband, voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced business communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier's approximately 13,650 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.