Leary joins Alaska Communications' management team

Alaska’s leading broadband solutions provider, today announced that Linda Leary, a longtime Alaska business leader and sales executive, will join its management team as senior vice president, sales.

Leary will lead Alaska Communications’ top line growth.  She brings to the company more than 25 years’ leadership and sales experience in the state, most recently serving as President of Carlile Transportation Systems, Alaska’s largest asset-based trucking and logistics company.

“We are pleased to welcome Linda,” said Anand Vadapalli, Alaska Communications president and chief executive officer. “Her extensive experience in leadership, building teams and meeting the unique needs of Alaska businesses will build on our momentum driving top line growth, while bringing value to our customers, employees and shareholders.  I look forward to her complementing our strong sales team.”

“I am excited to join the Alaska Communications team and build on the success the company has achieved with industry-leading revenue growth,” said Leary. “Alaska Communications has demonstrated a strong commitment to serving its customers and a solid track record of offering reliable services its customers can trust. I look forward to working with my colleagues to continue serving Alaskans and Alaska businesses, to grow Alaska’s most respected and long-standing broadband solutions company and provide our customers with the best service in the state.”

Leary has extensive experience in leadership roles in Alaska, and currently serves as chair of the Alaska Railroad board of directors, and as a director on the Rasmuson Foundation board of directors, a leading Alaska-based philanthropic foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine and a master’s degree in Global Supply Chain Management from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

AK Communications press release