Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 19, 2011

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121 South 17th Street
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Item 5.02.  Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(c) On May 19, 2011, the Board of Directors of Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed C. Robert Udell, who is currently a Senior Vice President of the Company, to the additional position of Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.  Under the Company’s Amended and Restated Bylaws, officers hold office until their successors are chosen and qualified, or until their earlier resignation or removal.

Mr. Udell, age 45, has served as a Senior Vice President of the Company since 2004.  From 1999 to 2004, he served in various capacities at the predecessor of the Company’s Texas operations, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  Prior to joining the predecessor of the Company’s Texas operations in March 1999, Mr. Udell was employed by the Company’s predecessor from 1993 to 1999 in a variety of senior roles, including Senior Vice President, Network Operations and Engineering. Mr. Udell is a member of the USTelecom Association Advisory Committee.  He serves on the boards of the Katy Economic Development Council, Greater Conroe Economic Development Council, and the Montgomery County United Way and Board of trustees for The John Cooper School.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: May 19, 2011
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. 
/s/ Steven L. Childers
Name: Steven L. Childers
Title:  Chief Financial Officer