April 21, 2016
Kevin Kunkel Named Sprint President, Southern California Region
Kunkel to lead local efforts aimed at improving the customer experience, enhancing the LTE Plus network, and increasing sales
LOS ANGELES (BUSINESS WIRE), April 21, 2016 - Kevin Kunkel has been named Sprint (NYSE: S) president of the Southern California region. Based in Los Angeles, 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 across Southern California. Kunkel will report to Jerry Gallegos, president of the West Area.
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Kunkel will lead a 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 Kunkel’s leadership, the region, which includes Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Riverside, Santa Barbara, and San Bernardino, will develop market-specific offerings that serve the needs of consumer and business customers in Southern California.
“Kevin is a proven leader who has a long track record of delivering results at Sprint. As a longtime resident of Southern California, he has a deep understanding of the market and knows what will resonate with businesses and consumers. His wealth of experience and infectious enthusiasm will drive our success in this very important region.”
Jerry Gallegos, President, West Area
The West geographic area covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, western Texas and Wyoming. It encompasses nearly 1,170 Sprint-branded retail stores.
“Sprint’s localized approach is all about delivering the best-in-class wireless and mobile experience to our customers across Southern California. This region and Los Angeles, in particular, represent tremendous potential for Sprint and I am excited to lead our efforts in one of the world’s most influential and important markets.”
Kevin Kunkel, President, Southern California Region
Kunkel has more than 20 years of leadership experience, including his 17 years as vice president of sales at Sprint. During his tenure at Sprint, Kunkel has led organizations responsible for both the consumer and business sales sectors.
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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