RESTON, Va., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LightSquared™, the nation's first wholesale-only integrated 4G-LTE wireless broadband and satellite network, has appointed Terry Neal as the company's senior vice president of public relations and communications. Reporting to Frank Boulben, chief marketing officer, Neal will oversee earned media strategy and implementation for LightSquared.
"Terry brings to LightSquared an outstanding reputation and a record of achievements both as a communications professional and as a journalist," said Frank Boulben, chief marketing officer for LightSquared. As a key member of the executive team, his extensive experience in developing and leading a wide variety of corporate and government communications programs is a tremendous asset to LightSquared. We are looking forward to Terry's contribution to LightSquared's success."
"It's rare to have an opportunity to work for a game-changing company and LightSquared is just that company," said Neal. "I am excited and looking forward to using my public relations and journalism experience to play a strategic role in the success of LightSquared."
Neal most recently served in Hill & Knowlton's Washington office as senior vice president/director of strategic media, managing the agency's Strategic Media Practice. He has also served as the managing director for The Caraway Group, where he counseled a variety of corporate partners, government agencies and non-profit organizations.
Neal is an award-winning journalist and has served in a variety of positions with The Washington Post including assignments as assistant metro editor, national political columnist and national political reporter. Earlier, he covered Maryland state and local politics. While at the Post, Neal also produced and hosted a weekly video series for washingtonpost.com called "Political Players with Terry Neal," a joint project with Yahoo News. He previously covered politics as a reporter for both The Miami Herald and Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.
LightSquared's mission is to revolutionize the U.S. wireless industry. With the creation of the first-ever, wholesale-only nationwide 4G-LTE network integrated with satellite coverage, LightSquared offers people the speed, value and reliability of universal connectivity, wherever they are in the United States. As a wholesale-only operator, LightSquared will deploy an open 4G wireless broadband network to be used by existing and new service providers to sell their own devices, applications and services – at a competitive cost and without retail competition from LightSquared. The deployment and operation of LightSquared's network represent more than $14 billion of private investment over the next eight years. For more information about LightSquared, please go to www.LightSquared.com, www.facebook.com/LightSquared and www.twitter.com/LightSquared.
CONTACT: Amy Rosenberg
Burson-Marsteller for LightSquared
Tel: +1 (212) 614-4558
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