David Avery oversees internal and external communications and corporate philanthropy. He joined Windstream in 2006 as director of corporate communications and previously served as staff manager of corporate communications at Alltel Corp. Prior to joining Alltel in 1998, Avery served as news operations director at KATV, the ABC-TV affiliate in Little Rock.
He also has served as assistant press secretary for Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker and as a media specialist with the Arkansas State Police. Currently he is on the boards of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas, the Leadership Foundation for Women, Women & Children First, Arkansas’ largest domestic violence shelter, and the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.
Avery also teaches English as a Second Language (ESL). Avery has a bachelor of science degree in radio-TV from Arkansas State University (Go Red Wolves!) and am a native of Magnolia, Ark.