Executive Suite: WinStar Appoints Two New Senior Vice Presidents – William Vogel,

Executive Suite: WinStar Appoints Two New Senior Vice Presidents – William Vogel, – Company Operations

WinStar Communications, Inc. announced Thursday the appointments of William Vogel to the position of Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning, and Arthur R. Sando to the position of Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications. William Vogel, who will oversee WinStar’s relations with capital markets, joins the company with ten years experience as a leading analyst of the overall telecommunications industry and of the strategies of various telecom management teams. Most recently, Vogel was Managing Director for Telecommunications Services Equity Research at NationsBanc Montgomery Securities, where he actively followed seventeen companies spanning the Bell Companies, Long Distance, International Long Distance and CLEC categories. Prior to that, Vogel was a Senior Vice President and Head of Telecommunications Services Equity Research at Dillon, Read & Company. From 1993-1996, Vogel worked as Vice President and Head of Telecommunications Equity Research at NatWest Securities in New York. Earlier, he was with The Boston Company, where he gathered strategic industry experience covering such diverse industries as Computer hardware and software, Mining, Metals, Apparel and Textiles. Vogel, a Chartered Financial Analyst and Member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, is a graduate of Harvard with a concentration in Government. He is a Trustee of St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire and Past President of its Alumni Association. Arthur Sando is a communications veteran of more than two decades. He comes to WinStar from King World Productions, Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications since 1995, implementing communications strategy for the world’s leading producer and distributor of syndicated, first-run television programming. From 1990-1995, he was at CoMSAT Corporation, a global satellite services provider, where he served as Vice President, Corporate Affairs. From 1981-1990, Sando held progressively more senior communications roles at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., the groundbreaking cable television programmer. During his time there, Sando founded and built the company’s public relations department, and formulated communications strategies for the global expansion of CNN and the launches of Headline News, TNT and the Goodwill Games. He also directed program publicity for all Turner networks and established offices in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, London, Hong Kong and Moscow. Previously, Sando served as a Congressional Press Secretary, and was a television and radio newsman. He is a President’s Award winner from the National Cable Television Association, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Nathan Kantor, President and Chief operating officer, said, “The appointment of William Vogel as Senior Vice President for Strategic Planning and Arthur Sando as Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications are tremendous additions to WinStar’s management team. Their wealth of experience in the telecommunications and communications industries will prove invaluable as WinStar moves to provide broadband communications service to the global marketplace. We are extremely pleased to have Bill and Arthur on-board at WinStar.” WinStar Communications, Inc. is a pioneer in providing business customers with broadband communications services, including local and long distance phone service, as well as high-speed data, Internet access and information services. WinStar provides these Wireless Fiber services over its own end-to-end broadband network in 30 U.S. markets, using its licenses in the 28 and 38 GHz spectrum.

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