Uniti Group Inc. Thursday (Oct. 3) said it has appointed Carmen Perez-Carlton of Miami, Fla., to the company’s board of directors, increasing the size of the Little Rock real estate investment trust’s (REIT) oversight team from five to six members.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Carmen to our board, and I look forward to the valuable knowledge and experience she will bring to Uniti as we continue to grow and develop our existing portfolio of premier communication infrastructure assets,” said Kenny Gunderman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Perez-Carlton most recently served as an independent advisor to Crown Castle Inc., the nation’s largest publicly traded cell tower owner and operator. Prior to her role at Crown Castle, Perez-Carlton was president of Juno Beach, Fla.-based FPL FiberNet LLC, a provider of fiber-based communications services with networks throughout Florida and Texas. FPL FiberNet, the former subsidiary of renewable energy giant NextEra Energy Inc., was acquired by Crown Castle in 2017 as part of a $1.5 billion deal.
Today, Perez-Carlton serves on several boards and committees, including Baptist Health South Florida. She holds an accounting degree from Florida International University. According to a federal Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, the Florida native has not been appointed to serve on any of Uniti’s board committees at this time and any future assignments have not been determined.