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 staff - in conjunction with colleagues in corporate and regional offices - manage trade, national and local media relations; community relations; employee communications; and certain aspects of the company's government 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.