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C Spire Names Askins National Account Director

2024-04-11

New National Account Director brings more than 25 years of IT, business development and operations experience to new role

RIDGELAND, Miss. (April 11, 2024) – C Spire, a diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has named Jonathan Askins as national account director. In his new role, he will be instrumental in supporting the launch of C Spire Passport, a new business connectivity solution, managing relationships with key national accounts, and focusing on strategic sales and development.

Askins has more than 25 years of experience in IT, business development, and operations. He has previously held roles as Arkansas' chief technology officer and the director of Arkansas’ Department of Transformation and Shared Services, Division of Information Systems (TSS DIS).

"The one thing I focus on, no matter my role or the industry, is fostering operational excellence and optimizing processes to ensure seamless and efficient business operations," said Askins. "C Spire Passport is a new paradigm that simplifies and automates the deployment and management of complex technology solutions and will help businesses keep up with the demands of modern business. I look forward to collaborating with our business customers and partners to provide our tailored solution, which is essential to solving their challenges."

Prior to his work in the public sector, Askins served as a senior client management director for Acxiom Corporation. While with the company, he led a team to develop a new product strategy for new government business sectors. In 1998, he was appointed to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission by then Governor Mike Huckabee, where he led a cabinet-level task force to encourage investment in Arkansas' tourism industry. In 2018, Governor Hutchinson appointed him to the state Data Transparency Commission, which he served as vice chair.

"It is exciting to have Jonathan as our new national account director," said Philip McKibbin, vice president of sales for the business division at C Spire. "His extensive IT and business development expertise positions him as the perfect candidate to expedite the launch and sales of C Spire Passport and propel company growth." Askins earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Montevallo. He is married to Leigh Anna, and they have two children: JJ (25) and Jessica (22). They reside in Scott, Arkansas.

C Spire Business provides a full suite of products and best-in-class technology solutions to grow and protect businesses. C Spire Business is a value-added resale partner for Cisco and recognized by the company as a Gold Integrator Select Partner.

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C Spire is a diversified telecommunications and technology services company that provides world-class, customer-inspired wireless communications, fiber Internet for consumers as well as a full suite of fiber Internet, wireless, IP Voice, data, cloud and managed IT services for businesses and enterprises. This news release and other announcements are available at www.cspire.com/news. For more information about C Spire, visit www.cspire.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cspire or Twitter at www.twitter.com/cspire.