Alaska Communications names new board member

Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALSK), the provider of advanced broadband and managed IT services for businesses and consumers in Alaska, has appointed Shawn O´Donnell, an industry veteran, to its board of directors effective Aug. 1, 2017, the company said.

As an independent director, O´Donnell expands the board to seven members.

O´Donnell is a managing director at FTI Consulting. He also serves on the Lumos Networks board of directors, chairing its compensation committee. Previously, O´Donnell served as the President and CEO of Caribbean Asset Holdings, a telecommunications company based in the US Virgin Islands, where he oversaw its sale to Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc.

O´Donnell has served as President and CEO of both the Arbinet Corporation, a global provider of voice and internet protocol solutions, and the International Services Division of Primus Telecommunications, a provider of advanced communication services.

O´Donnell has also served on the board of directors of CITA: The Wireless Association and Arbinet Corporation, and his other professional experience includes work at CXO Corporation, Capital and Technology Advisors, Inc., and MCI. O´Donnell has been involved with many charities and served on the board for United Way of the US Virgin Islands.

Alaska Communications is the provider of advanced broadband and managed IT services for businesses and consumers in Alaska. The company operates a highly reliable, advanced statewide data network with the latest technology and the most diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous US.