For the past year Puckett has been one of five executive officers of BroadStream Communications, having served as a Senior Executive and Vice President of Sales and Marketing. BroadStream is a start-up broadband fixed-base wireless company. She has been actively involved in developing and implementing nationwide operations as well as national sales and marketing plans. Puckett has led the development of the business plan, and has established critical billing and customer service systems. She has also participated in raising private equity to help finance the new company.
Prior to joining BroadStream Communications, Puckett was employed by GTE and previously by Contel Corporation. Puckett's career with the two companies spanned from 1982 until 1999. For the last three years of her career with GTE, she served as Area President of GTE's Texas wireless region. Prior to that she served as Area President of GTE's Southeast wireless region for three years. GTE's Texas wireless region under Puckett's direct supervision received the J.D. Power and Associates Award three times.
During the decade preceding Puckett's promotion to Area President she served in a variety of progressive positions within GTE and Contel Corporation including Vice President and General Manager, Director of Operations and Industry Relations, and Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer. During the early portion of her career, Puckett worked in various field positions in Contel's local exchange telephone operations.