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Ann Ames Named Vice President of State Government Affairs in Nebraska for Kinetic

July 22, 2021 GMT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 22, 2021--

Kinetic has named Ann Ames as the vice president of state government affairs for Nebraska. Ames most recently served as deputy chief administrative officer for Lancaster County. In that role, she managed strategic planning as well as serving as a liaison between various local, state and federal agencies.

“Ann’s deep experience in local state and federal agencies is invaluable to Kinetic as we continue our multi-year $2 billion fiber investment and buildout across our 18-state footprint,” said Brad Hedrick, president of state operations in Nebraska. “She knows how to work across multiple groups, both public and private, to make these projects happen. We are proud to have Ann join Kinetic.”

In addition to her time with Lancaster County, Ames served as executive director of the Papillion community foundation where she led efforts in budgeting, compliance, grants, community events, fundraising and more. She also worked closely with the mayor’s office and other city officials to develop legislation, implement community events and help build local business.

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Ames holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of Nebraska and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with her daughter.

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Kinetic is committed to deploying fiber services to communities across the 18-state footprint. This fast, reliable connection allows residential customers gig speeds to navigate the internet safely from home with no lag times while they work, school or stream entertainment services. Businesses ranging from small to enterprise can take advantage of the fiber-backed network to deploy solutions that make their companies more efficient and profitable such as OfficeSuite UC® and SD-WAN.

About Kinetic

Kinetic by Windstream is a business unit of Windstream, a privately held communications and software company. Kinetic provides premium broadband, entertainment and security services through an enhanced fiber network and 5G fixed wireless service to consumers and businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. The company also offers managed communications services, including SD-WAN and UCaaS, and high-capacity bandwidth and transport services to businesses across the U.S. Additional information is available at GoKinetic.com. Follow us on Twitter at @GoKineticHome.

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ARKANSAS NEBRASKA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SECURITY TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE NETWORKS

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