Christopher Ancell Joins XO Communications as Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Ancell Joins XO Communications as Chief Executive Officer 
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/26/13 --   XO Communications, a
leading nationwide provider of IP and data solutions, announced today
that Christopher Ancell has been appointed as Chief Executive
Officer. Ancell will join the company effective December 2, 2013.
Ancell is an accomplished leader with an impressive track record in
the communications industry. His background will be key to advancing
XO's expertise in managing high-capacity, dynamic network services,
as telecommunications and information technology converge in the
Ancell joins XO Communications after a career encompassing nearly 30
years of operational and sales leadership in the communications and
technology services industries. Most recently, he served as senior
vice president of sales and sales engineering for CoreSite Realty
Corporation. Prior to CoreSite, Ancell spent 12 years in a variety of
leadership roles at both CenturyLink and Qwest, including president
of CenturyLink's business markets organization and executive vice
president of Qwest's business markets organization.  
Ancell has also held management positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers
and with Oracle's Telecommunications Consulting Practice. He earned
his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of
Current Chief Executive Officer Laura W. Thomas will remain with the
company and assume the role of Chief Financial Officer, a position
she previously held at XO.  
About XO Communications 
XO Communications is a leading nationwide provider of advanced IP
communications, intelligent networking and cloud computing services
for business, large enterprise and wholesale customers. These
customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to
leading cable, mobile wireless and domestic and international
telecommunications companies. XO offers a superior customer
experience through its innovative solutions, its employees' focus on
customers and the proven performance of its advanced network. To
learn more about XO Communications, visit or
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