John Stevens Named Sprint President, Central Texas Region
Stevens to lead local efforts aimed at improving the customer experience, enhancing the LTE Plus network and increasing sales
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), December 10, 2015 - John Stevens has been named Sprint (NYSE: S) president of the Central Texas Region. Based in Dallas, he will be responsible for sales strategy, network oversight, customer service, marketing communications and general operations supporting the full portfolio of Sprint products and services from enterprise to consumer in Central Texas. Stevens will report to Jaime Jones, area president of the South. Stevens will remain in his current position as vice president for the Central Region until the new regional structure is completely rolled out next year.
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Stevens’ appointment follows Sprint’s announcement that it will restructure the company into four geographic areas – West, Central, Northeast and South – with targeted resources devoted to 19 top markets, including Dallas. Under Stevens’ leadership the company will develop market-specific offerings serving the unique local needs of consumer and business customers in the South.
“Our new regional structure will help us compete more effectively in Dallas and markets all across the South by better connecting with our customers where they live and work. John is an extremely experienced and talented leader, and he knows exactly what it takes to help us win locally.”
Jaime Jones, Area President, South
The South geographic area covers Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Central Texas. It encompasses more than 1,311 company-owned or Sprint-branded retail stores.
“Central Texas is one of the fastest-growing technology hubs in the nation. I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to bring a more localized approach to customers and grow our business throughout these markets.”
John Stevens, President, Central Texas Region
In his current role as vice president, Central Region, Stevens leads the sales and distribution strategy for Sprint-branded doors in the region. Previously, Stevens served as vice president of Sprint Retail Stores in Kansas City for two years, where he developed a new basic operating platform and guided the retail strategy for Sprint stores.
In addition to his experience with Sprint, John has an extensive retail and operations background, spending the early portion of his career with national chain Hollywood Video, where he played an integral part of growing the company from just 30 stores to more than 4,000. During his 15-year tenure, he held roles in field sales, training, marketing, operations and sales leadership.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 58.6 million connections as of September 30, 2015 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
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