Cincinnati Bell chooses Xavier Leadership Center as Training Partner

| January 4, 2011

Cincinnati Bell Academy @ Xavier University to begin programs in February 2011

CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 4, 2011 – Xavier Leadership Center (Xavier University) today announced that Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) has selected Xavier as its training partner for Cincinnati Bell Academy @ Xavier University, a comprehensive series of leadership development and management training programs to be offered at Cincinnati Bell.

According to Terry Vallano, Human Resources Director - Organization Effectiveness, Training & Development for Cincinnati Bell, Cincinnati Bell Academy @ Xavier University reflects Cincinnati Bell’s continued commitment to organizational development and employee training. “By expanding our existing Management Essentials curriculum to include a full range of programs in Leadership Development, Sales Leadership, Project Management, Communication and Business Essentials, we are better preparing our managers for success both in their current positions and in future leadership positions within the organization,” Vallano explained. “Xavier Leadership Center was very flexible and collaborative in their approach and developed a customized curriculum to fit our business needs.”

Bruce Miller, Managing Partner for Xavier Leadership Center, worked closely with Vallano to build the Cincinnati Bell Academy @ Xavier program. “We are pleased to partner with Cincinnati Bell to offer a diverse and relevant mix of skill enhancement and leadership development programs for their employees,” Miller said. “We look forward to continuing to build a strong partnership with Cincinnati Bell, providing high impact learning experiences for their managers and business professionals.”

For more information about leadership development and corporate university programs offered by Xavier University, visit Xavier Leadership Center online at, or contact Bruce Miller at 513-745-3230 or via email at

About Cincinnati Bell Inc.

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions--including local, long distance, data, Internet, entertainment and wireless services--that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, businesses nationwide ranging in size from start-up companies to large enterprises turn to Cincinnati Bell for efficient, scalable office communications systems as well as complex information technology solutions including data center colocation and managed services. For more information, visit


About Xavier University and the Xavier Leadership Center:

Xavier University is a private university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, providing a liberal arts education in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition. Founded in 1831, the university is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks it No. 3 among master’s-level universities in the Midwest, and The Princeton Review names it as one of the “Best 373 Colleges in America.”

The Xavier Leadership Center is an extension of Xavier University and provides transformational learning experiences for individuals, teams and organizations. The cornerstone to our approach is “facilitated learning,” which challenges participants to actively implement the concepts we teach under the guidance of our team, a blend of Xavier professors and experienced business professionals.