Duane Ackerman, chairman and chief executive officer of BellSouth, is Business to Business magazine’s CEO of the Year.

Ackerman was honored by the Atlanta-based magazine on Thursday. He was cited for his leadership and community involvement.

“I am honored that Business to Business magazine has selected me as their CEO of the Year,” said Ackerman. “I feel that the true winners are the employees who have transformed BellSouth into a wireless and broadband services company while continuing to deliver on our reputation as a customer service leader.”

Business to Business Magazine: www.btobmagazine.com/

BellSouth: www.bellsouth.com