Award to be presented tonight at the 2012 CWC Annual Awards Gala
Stock Symbol: MBT
TORONTO, April 16, 2012 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream, one of Canada's leading communications providers, is proud to announce that Suzanne (Sue) Harrison, Allstream Director, Strategy, Planning & Analysis, has been named a recipient of the Canadian Women in Communications (CWC) Leadership Excellence Award, in the Mentor category. CWC is a national not-for-profit organization that supports the advancement of women in the communications sector.
"Leaders like Sue are fundamental to the success of our company," said Dean Prevost, President, Allstream. "Sue's leadership abilities and dedication to the professional development of her peers help foster the growth of our employees. Sue is truly deserving of this award."
Ms. Harrison is also a leader in her community. For the past four years, Ms. Harrison has held the position of Vice President of Professional Development for Canadian Women in Technology, a Division of CATA Alliance, and has volunteered as a Career Role Model at local events such as Youth in Motion and Showcase Ontario.
"Women are continuously defining their role within the workplace and as such, I'm proud to be part of an organization that realizes the importance of female advancement and recognition," said Ms. Harrison.
MTS Allstream has a history of employing leaders who, much like Ms. Harrison, have been recognized by CWC for their achievements. Lina Lawrence, Director of IT Business Services, Lesley McFarlane, Director of Network Services PMO and Pat Solman, Vice-President, Operations MTS, have all previously been honoured with an award of similar merit.
Ms. Harrison will be honoured at the CWC Annual Awards Gala tonight in Ottawa.
Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS Allstream)
MTS Allstream is one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, providing innovative communications for the way Canadians live and work today. The company has more than 100 years of experience, with 5,500 employees across Canada. MTS Allstream's business is dynamic and consists of two operating divisions. In Manitoba, MTS is the leading full-service telecommunications provider for residential and business customers. MTS's suite of services include the latest in wireless technology, broadband services, IPTV, voice services, home security, and an extensive range of business solutions. Across Canada, Allstream is a leader in IP communications and is the only national provider that focuses exclusively on the business telecommunications market. MTS Allstream has nearly two million customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The company's extensive national fibre optic network spans more than 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream has spent 11 consecutive years on the Jantzi Social Index for leadership in social responsibility and is the recipient of the 2011 Governance Gavel Award from the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, recognizing clear and effective public disclosure and leading governance practices. MTS Allstream's common shares are listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com. For more information about MTS's products and services, please visit: www.mts.ca. For more information about Allstream's products and services, please visit: www.allstream.com.
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