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SaskTel Board Names President and CEO

SaskTel Board Names President and CEO

Today, the SaskTel Board of Directors appointed Doug Burnett as President and CEO, effective immediately.

“Doug has been Acting President and CEO for the company and his leadership skills have been well recognized,” said Grant Kook, SaskTel Board Chair, “With 30 years of experience, he has the in-depth industry and business knowledge to lead the strategic direction of the company and continue its success in the highly competitive communications industry.”

Doug holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Regina, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Certified Human Resources Professional designation. He joined the company in 1990 as Corporate Counsel and after seven years in this position became General Manager, Human Resources. In 2003, he was appointed Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services. Prior to joining SaskTel, Doug practiced law for six years in Regina.

He is also an active member of the community and serves as a Board member for the Wicihitowin Foundation, Westwind Aviation, and Junior Achievement.

About SaskTel
SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and approximately 1.35 million customer connections including 611,000 wireless accesses, 338,000 wireline network accesses, 283,000 Internet accesses and 113,000 maxTV subscribers. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries offer a wide range of ICT products and services including competitive voice, data and Internet services, wireless data services, maxTV services, data centre services, cloud-based services, security monitoring services, advertising services, and international software and consulting services. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 3,900 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.

For more information, please contact:
Darcee MacFarlane, Vice President, Corporate and Government Relations
Phone: 306.777.4441
E-mail: darcee.macfarlane@sasktel.com