CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rose Hauser, chief information officer for FairPoint Communications, has been promoted to executive vice president, CEO Paul Sunu announced. "Rose is an action leader who has the vision to transform efficiencies and promote a culture of IT excellence and service," said Sunu. "She is guiding our strong focus on streamlining and simplifying FairPoint's operations, which are vital in this competitive telecom marketplace." Hauser, who joined FairPoint last year, is responsible for defining and executing information technology initiatives across the company to meet the needs of the business including operations, software development and delivery and strategy for the information technology and internal business solutions departments. She is an information technology and telecommunications professional with more than 20 years of experience; and previously served as senior vice president and chief information officer for Hawaiian Telecom. Hauser has also held executive positions at Freddie Mac, MCI, XO Communications and Bell Atlantic. She began her career at Wang Laboratories, Inc. Hauser earned a master's degree in finance and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts. 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 VantagePoint SM 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).