Whitehorse, YT — Northwestel is proud to announce that beginning February 26, Curtis Shaw will assume the role of President of Northwestel. Mr. Shaw has been with the company since 1996, and has served in several senior roles, including Director of Marketing, General Manager Northwestel Cable, VP Marketing, VP Consumer Markets and most recently Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Shaw is succeeding Paul Flaherty, who has served as President and CEO of Northwestel for 18 years. In that time, Mr. Flaherty spearheaded the drive to modernize telecommunications in Northern Canada. Under his leadership, Northwestel has introduced fibre optic technology to the North, brought 4G wireless and high-speed Internet to every Northern terrestrial community and is now preparing to launch the next generation of satellite broadband services in Nunavut.