Englewood, CO (May 5, 2003) - WideOpenWest (WOW), a competitive
cable and Internet service provider serving selected markets in the
Midwest, announced today that WOW President and Chief Operating Officer
Colleen Abdoulah has been appointed to the dual role of President and
Chief Executive Officer.
Last month, the company announced the
sale of its Colorado systems to Champion Broadband, a new venture
formed by WOW's original founder, Mark Haverkate. Abdoulah replaces
Haverkate as CEO. Her appointment comes in recognition of the positive
impact she has had on company operations in the eight months since she
joined. Under her leadership, WOW has rapidly raised the level of
operational excellence across the organization. WOW provides basic
cable, digital cable and high-speed Internet services to customers in
southeastern Michigan, Illinois, and ;Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.
has served as President and COO of WOW since August 2002. Prior to
joining WOW, Abdoulah served as Executive Vice President of Wireline
Services , the cable operations arm of AT&T Broadband. There she
was responsible for the corporate and field operational activities,
including all marketing and sales.
"It's been an exciting year
transforming WOW into a company that can truly deliver on its customer
promise of being a change for the better," said Abdoulah. "With the
help of a talented team of employees, I'm looking forward to continuing
to elevate WOW's level of operational excellence."
In addition to
her various career accomplishments, Abdoulah is a past vice president
of the executive board of Women in Cable and Telecommunications and is
a past chairperson for the Women in Cable Telecommunications
Foundation. She also serves as chairperson for the Rocky Mountain
Children's Law Center, a non-profit advocacy group for abused and
WOW, a leading broadband services provider,
builds and operates state-of-the-art fiber optic networks that offer
high-speed connections to the Internet and digital cable television
services to residential and small business customers in select markets
across the United States. WOW's executive team includes proven leaders
with broad experience in the Internet, cable, and telecommunications
industries. For more information, visit: www.wowway.com.