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Lumos Networks names two to board

Staff writer | Waynesboro, Va., USA | January 25, 2016
Lumos NetworksJanuary 25, 2016, Waynesboro, Va., USA - Lumos Networks, a provider of communication services, has appointed Lawrence J. Askowitz and Shawn F. O’Donnell as new independent members of the board.
Mr. Askowitz has over 20 years of capital markets and mergers and acquisitions experience in the telecommunications industry. Mr. Askowitz currently serves as a partner at Gabriel Advisors and as a Managing Director of Kidron Capital Advisors.

Before founding Gabriel Advisors, LLC in April 2005, Mr. Askowitz was the telecommunication and media technology partner at ZelnickMedia Corporation, from January 2004 through April 2005. He served as a managing director and head of Deutsche Bank’s U.S. Wireless Banking practice from January 2002 through September 2003.

Before joining Deutsche Bank in September 2000, Mr. Askowitz was an investment banker at Credit Suisse from 1998 to 2000, and at Lazard from 1987 to 1998. Mr. Askowitz has board experience in the telecommunications industry, including 180 Connect and Horizon PCS.

Mr. O’Donnell has over 25 years of operations experience in the telecommunications industry. He is a managing director of FTI Consulting and currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Caribbean Asset Holdings.

In 2013, Mr. O’Donnell served as a member of the board of directors of CTIA: The Wireless Association. From 2011 through 2012, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer, International Services Division of Primus Telecommunications.

From 2008 through 2011, Mr. O’Donnell served as the Chief Executive Officer and President and a member of the board of directors of Arbinet Corporation. Previously he served in consulting positions with CXO Corporation and Capital and Technology Advisers. He also previously served in management positions at MCI and at Pathnet.