John Eichler is vice president and controller for Windstream. Eichler is responsible for the company's accounting, external reporting, regulatory reporting, retail billing and revenue assurance functions. He previously served as vice president of internal audit for Windstream.
Eichler was vice president of internal audit for Alltel's wireline business prior to joining Windstream in July 2006. Before joining Alltel, Eichler served as a consultant for companies in the communications industry and is a former audit manager for Arthur Andersen LLP.
Eichler holds a degree in accounting and finance from the University of Arkansas. He is a licensed certified public accountant. He serves on the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Arkansas and the Sam M. Walton College of Business Accounting Advisory Board at the University of Arkansas.