RALEIGH – Network services provider Bandwidth is expanding its board of directors by adding a familiar face: Rebecca Bottorff, the firm’s veteran chief people officer.

Bottorff’s addition increases the board at Bandwidth (Nasdaq: BAND) to six people. She also will retain her company role.

The addition was announced early Tuesday,

“Rebecca has been an essential partner during many different phases of building Bandwidth into the global company we are today, and she’s been a visionary in defining the talent and culture we need for who we want to be in the future,” said David Morken, Bandwidth’s chair and CEO, in a statement. “She has never been afraid to speak her mind and challenge the status quo. Her insight into Bandwidth’s ‘beating heart’ as a member of  our board of directors is vital as we continue to grow our reach around the globe.”

Bottorff has worked at Bandwidth for 10 years.

“I am honored to add my perspective to the strong group of leaders with a wide breadth of backgrounds on Bandwidth’s board,” said Bottorff. “Talent and culture have always been a differentiator at Bandwidth, and they’ve never been more important to winning in the global marketplace. In all the stages of growth I’ve seen at Bandwidth, I am most excited about this next chapter.”

Her background

From Bandwidth:

“Before Bandwidth, Bottorff was founder and President of Venture Savvy Consulting Group, providing human resources and leadership expertise primarily to growing technology companies. Prior to that, she was Vice President of Human Resources and a member of the executive team at Motricity (now Voltari), a publicly traded digital advertising company. Earlier, she was Vice President of Human Resources and a member of the executive team at then-public Konover Property Trust. She holds a B.A in Sociology from the University of Cincinnati.”