For Immediate Release

October 18, 2016

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Oxford Networks’ Dawna Hannan Inducted to TANE Hall of Fame

(LEWISTON, ME) — The Telephone Association of New England has announced it has named Dawna Hannan, Oxford Networks’ Vice President of Human Resources and Regulatory Affairs, as the 2016 inductee to the TANE Hall of Fame. 

The annual TANE Hall of Fame award is a prestigious industry honor that has been an integral part of TANE’s history since 1989. The honor provides “special recognition to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the telecommunications industry in New England.”

“Dawna has dedicated her career to the telecom industry, specifically by helping to create or comply with statewide industry policy,” said Craig Gunderson, President and CEO of Oxford Networks. “Perhaps more importantly, however, Dawna has fostered the professional development of hundreds of employees over the years here at Oxford Networks, and has made the workplace more inviting and rewarding by focusing on the integrity, respect, and talents of each individual.”

Hannan has been in the telecommunications industry for 35 years, and joined Oxford Networks in 1994. In 1981, Hannan began her career with Contel of Maine as a repair answer clerk. Subsequently, she held various managerial positions with GTE New Hampshire and GTE New York. Just prior to joining Oxford, she managed GTE New York’s customer service order center in Johnstown, New York.

Under her tenure at Oxford Networks, the organization was named one of the Best Places to Work in Maine five years straight, from 2006 to 2010.

Hannan currently serves on the board of directors for the Telecommunications Association of Maine (TAM), and has also served as its past president. She also chairs the State of Maine E-911 Council, is Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Androscoggin County, and serves on Central Maine Medical Center’s Associate’s Board. Hannan is a resident of Greene.

“Given the caliber of past recipients, it’s truly a tremendous honor and humbling to be named an inductee in the TANE Hall of Fame,” said Hannan. “I have great admiration for past honorees, and I appreciate the TANE Board’s recognition of my achievements. Much of my success is due to the caliber of individuals that herald from the telecommunications industry here in New England, particularly from some truly outstanding professionals with a wealth of experience.  I would also like to thank Craig Gunderson, our President & CEO for his continued support of my work with the Telecommunication Association in Maine and New England.”

Oxford Networks or its predecessor companies have had representation in the TANE Hall of Fame only twice before, most recently in 2008 with the induction of former Oxford Networks CEO Rick Anstey.

TANE is the oldest and largest trade association for the local exchange carrier industry in New England.  Membership is comprised of facilities-based telecommunications incumbent carriers and all independent New England companies. It also includes businesses that have a professional interest in telecommunications, including manufacturers and suppliers of telecommunications equipment, consultants, and others.

Oxford Networks is an award-winning technology solutions provider headquartered in Lewiston, Maine. With a fiber optic network backbone spanning from Bangor to Boston, and high-security data centers located in Brunswick and Bangor, Maine, and two in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Oxford Networks provides end-to-end technology solutions for businesses of all sizes. The company’s services and products include data center services, managed IT services, voice, Internet, and carrier services.