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    Birch Appoints Gordon Williams as Senior Vice President and General Counsel


    Posted by Tim Phelps

    Jul 28, 2016 9:28:37 AM

    Company Recruits Senior Legal Leader to Leverage Growth Opportunities


    Atlanta, Ga. – July 28, 2016 – Birch Communications, Inc., (“Birch”) a leading communications, network, cloud and IT solutions provider to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses announced today the appointment of Gordon “Chuck” Williams as its new Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective immediately. In this role, Williams assumes responsibility for all legal affairs, including corporate governance, legal operations, litigation and regulatory compliance. He will report directly to Birch’s President and CEO, Tony Tomae.

    Williams brings 30+ years of legal leadership experience to Birch. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV- Preeminent® rated attorney with demonstrated expertise in strategic planning and execution to build sustainable enterprise value, and he has served as Counsel to public and private global companies both in a General Counsel role and in private practice. Williams has extensive experience in the communications industry with previous roles at Broadwing Communications, Wayport and MCI. Most recently, he served as a partner at Culhane Meadows, PLLC.

    “Chuck is a hands-on business leader who brings an impressive breadth of experience to this position,” said Tomae. “I am excited to have him join the executive leadership team and am confident that with his extensive understanding of corporate and communications law, he will be an integral member helping to shape the continued growth of Birch.”

    “Birch has a twenty-year history in communications and I am excited to join the executive leadership team as Birch enters its next phase of growth,” said Williams. “In addition to my new role as SVP and General Counsel, I will have the opportunity to provide input into strategic planning so we can reach more small and medium-sized businesses and expand our advanced communications product offering. I am glad to be part of this exciting time at Birch.”

    Williams is a graduate of the University of Richmond with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Richmond’s School of Law. He will be based at the Atlanta Operations Center, and plans to relocate to the Atlanta area.

    About Birch Communications

    Birch Communications, Inc. is a leading communications, network, cloud and IT solutions provider celebrating 20 years in business (1996-2016). Recognized for exceptional customer experience, Birch delivers cost-effective solutions that assist small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses to increase their productivity. Its industry-leading product portfolio is available nationwide and includes Metro-Fiber, Metro-Ethernet, unified communications (UC), hosted phone systems, hosted data centers, and hosted file storage services. For more information, visit birch.com.

    Media Contact:
    Tim Phelps
    Director of Marketing Communications 
    Birch Communications, Inc. 

    816-300-1456
    tim.phelps@birch.com

    Topics: Legal, Press Release, Leadership, Organizational Announcements, Gordon Williams