SOURCE: WVT Communications Group

WVT Communications Group

June 13, 2012 09:00 ET

WVT Communications Group Promotes Rachel Romeo to Vice President, Talent Engagement and Acquisition

Human Resource Director Elevated to Senior Management Team to Bolster the Company's Focus on Being an Employer of Choice

WARWICK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 13, 2012) - Warwick Valley Telephone Company (NASDAQ: WWVY), referred to as WVT Communications Group, the parent company of leading cloud communications pioneers, today announced the appointment of Rachel Romeo as Vice President, Talent Engagement and Acquisition. With more than 20 years of experience in the human resources and training fields, Romeo will report to the Company's Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary, Jennifer M. Brown, EVP.

In her expanded role, Romeo will facilitate a more strategic approach to hiring and employee engagement, while continuing to direct recruitment and talent development efforts. As the Company continues innovating advanced technology for today's businesses, it also maintains a corporate mission and vision to "grow with grace," as it becomes an employer of choice as its staff ranks increase. In the past six months alone, the Company has created 22 new jobs from entry to executive level.

"Rachel has clearly demonstrated her commitment to our employees by continually balancing their engagement with the success of the organization," says Chief Operating Officer David Cuthbert. "I am confident that Rachel will continue to strike that balance and deepen employee engagement through innovative programs and the implementation of best practice Human Resources solutions. The programs she has put in place to recruit and develop our Company's most important asset, its people, help ensure that competent and satisfied professionals work at WVT Communications Group. This standard of excellence enhances productivity and improves performance that benefits the organization and its customers."

Romeo was most recently Director, Human Resources-Employee Relations and Development HR at WVT Communications Group. She came to that role by serving as HR Manager at Alteva, a provider of cloud-based Unified Communications solutions to businesses acquired by WVT Communications Group in 2011. Romeo has been instrumental in staffing the Company's new and expanded office space in Philadelphia. Prior to Alteva, she worked at Performance Development Group as an HR Manager and in a variety of positions at American Express, including Manager of Global Performance Consulting, and Learning & Development Program Manager.

Says Romeo, "There's nothing more challenging than helping 'grow' a company, especially one so acutely focused on having an internal culture that embraces work/life balance, career progression, learning and development and benefits that enhance an employee's career. My passion is ensuring that the organization that I am a part of demonstrates this philosophy."

About WVT Communications Group:
WVT Communications Group is a world technology leader in providing cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) solutions for small, medium and enterprise businesses. The Company has maintained a tradition of paying dividends to shareholders for 104 consecutive years. Founded in 1902, the Company has continued to adapt and remain on the forefront of technology, chiseling its position among the most stable and respected communications vendors on the globe. Moving forward, it is forging the new model that communications providers, large and small, are striving to emulate. WVT Communications Group is merging new innovations, such as those from Alteva and USA Datanet, with proven technology from industry leaders like Microsoft, Cisco, BroadSoft, Panasonic, and Polycom to build the ideal hosting architecture for communications.

Through its USA Datanet (targeting businesses under 35 employees), Alteva (targeting businesses over 35 employees and those with branch offices), and Warwick Valley Telephone (a highly-respected traditional telecom provider turned premier regional broadband company) businesses, WVT Communications Group is enabling businesses of any size to communicate more efficiently with hassle-free communications tools. By overlaying a UC division on its stabile, regional broadband company, WVT Communications Group has positioned itself in front of its peer legacy telecom companies and created an evolutionary change in its strategy. With this, the Company may offer its residential customers a similar suite of UC applications and services for use in a home environment that its business customers can enjoy. Visit or call 855-U-GO-CLOUD.

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