Debbie Pollock-Berry Joins XO Communications as Senior Vice President of Human Resources
HERNDON, VA, Aug 08, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- XO Communications XOHO-0.74% today announced the hiring of Debbie Pollock-Berry as senior vice president of human resources. A seasoned professional, Pollock-Berry brings more than 20 years of broad-based, operational experience in human resources.
"After a thorough search to find the right candidate to lead our corporate human resources (HR) function, I'm pleased to announce that we selected an outstanding professional to join the XO senior leadership team," said XO Chief Financial Officer Laura W. Thomas.
Most recently Debbie served as Chief People Officer for the North American Energy Alliance (NAEA) where she focused on understanding and responding to employee concerns, as well as developing and retaining key talent, implementing leadership succession planning and strategic programs to poise the company for growth. Prior to NAEA, Debbie spent nearly seven years with AOL in a variety of positions, ultimately becoming Vice President, Global Human Resources. Having fostered her career in companies such as Verizon, PSINet, and Qwest, Debbie brings a wealth of knowledge of the communications industry to her role.
Debbie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina; and has also successfully completed a variety of professional leadership development programs including the "Strategic Leadership for Women Program" at the Simmons School of Management. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
About XO Communications XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc.XOHO-0.74% , is a leading nationwide provider of advanced broadband communications services and solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers. Its customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable companies, carriers, content providers and mobile network operators. Utilizing its unique combination of high-capacity nationwide and metro networks and broadband wireless capabilities, XO Communications offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services with proven performance, scalability and value in more than 85 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.com .