Little Rock-based Windstream Holdings named Drew Smith as treasurer on Friday (Oct. 16). The appointment is effective immediately. Smith previously served as assistant treasurer for the company.
As senior vice president of financial planning and treasurer, Smith oversees financial forecasting and planning, treasury and capital market functions and debt management, as well as business development for the company. He was named senior vice president of strategy, financial planning and business development in May 2017 and assistant treasurer in February 2018.
Smith previously served as president of consumer and small- and medium-sized business services in markets where Windstream is a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC). He also has served in senior leadership roles in access management, carrier relations and service delivery.
“Drew is an astute finance professional and strong leader, who has excelled in key finance and operational roles since joining Windstream in 2008. He also was instrumental in developing our go-forward business plan and enhanced capital structure to drive sustainable growth as a private company. His promotion is most deserving, and I am pleased to continue working with him to advance our long-term growth objectives,” said Bob Gunderman, chief financial officer for Windstream.
Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas.
Windstream Holdings is a privately held communications and software company.