Peter M. Abel
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Since 2003, Pete Abel has led the corporate communications function at the company known today as Suddenlink.
Mr. Abel and his team manage trade, national and local media relations, and -- in conjunction with colleagues in corporate and regional offices -- support employee communications as well as community, government, and investor relations.
Prior to Suddenlink, Mr. Abel was a Senior Vice President and Senior Partner at Fleishman-Hillard, an Omnicom company and one of the world's largest public affairs agencies. There, he consulted with organizations as diverse as Procter & Gamble, Monsanto, Johnson & Johnson, Anheuser-Busch, Dell and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For those and other clients, Mr. Abel managed teams of up to 30 professionals, who contributed to projects that spanned a range of disciplines, from marketing to crisis management.
Mr. Abel started his career in 1985 as a freelance reporter, and later as a full-time staff writer for the (St. Louis) County Star-Journal, covering municipal politics and local businesses.
Today, in addition to his work with Suddenlink, Mr. Abel is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Cable Communicators and co-chair of the board of directors of the Tourette Syndrome Association’s Missouri chapter.