Consolidated Communications names new VP of market management

June 29, 2021
Mary Ellen Player most recently served as the city manager of Google Fiber Charlotte, where she led the go-to-market strategy, launch and sales of the fiber-to-the-home network in the region the last seven years.
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Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), a top 10 fiber provider in the U.S., on June 25 announced that Mary Ellen Player has joined the company as vice president of market management.

According to an announcement, Player will lead market expansion and consumer sales throughout the Consolidated portfolio, and play a key role in leading the company's transformation into a best-in-class residential fiber provider.

Player most recently served as the city manager of Google Fiber Charlotte where she led the go-to-market strategy, launch and sales of the fiber-to-the-home network in the region the last seven years.

She also held other roles over her 13 years at Google, notably serving as a special assistant to the Google/Motorola CFO where she led the budget planning, forecasting, strategy and operational activities associated with five global market launches.

“Mary Ellen is top tier talent within our industry and we are thrilled she will lead our front line market teams as we grow our consumer business,” said Erik Garr, president of Consolidated's consumer-small business unit.

“The criticality of ubiquitous, high-quality broadband is more apparent today than ever before in history,” commented Player. “I’m thrilled to join Consolidated at a time when the company is uniquely poised to meet the challenge and promise of this critical service.”

Player holds a bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University and a MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She will be based in Manchester, N.H. Learn more at www.consolidated.com.

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