April 21, 2016
Jonathan Blitz Named Sprint President, South Central Region
Blitz to lead local efforts aimed at improving the customer experience, enhancing the LTE Plus network, and increasing sales
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 21, 2016 - Jonathan Blitz has been named Sprint (NYSE: S) president of the South Central Region. Based in Little Rock, Ark., 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 Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. Blitz will report to Jaime Jones, president of the South Area.
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Blitz will lead the South Central Region in one of the four geographic areas – West, Central, Northeast and South – Sprint created when it reorganized to devote targeted resources to 18 top regions. Under Blitz’s leadership the company will develop market-specific offerings serving the unique local needs of consumer and business customers.
“Our regional structure helps us compete more effectively in the South by better connecting with our customers where they live and work. Jon’s depth of experience in area positions, as well as his strong leadership in sales will help us realize our ambitions for growth and success in the region.”
Jaime Jones, President, South Area
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 Sprint-branded retail stores.
“With a bright future and lots of untapped opportunities in the South, there couldn’t be a better time to be a Sprint customer. Sprint is embarking on an exciting journey – we’re winning customers and competing on price and network again. I’m honored to have the opportunity to help lead the way throughout the South Central Region.”
Jonathan Blitz, President, South Central Region
Prior to joining Sprint, Blitz worked at Verizon since 1993, serving in a variety of leadership roles in Sales, Marketing and Operations. He has experience as the Director of Sales for all channels of distribution most recently as the Director of Business for Verizon in for the South Central Region.
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 58.4 million connections as of Dec. 31, 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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