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23 June 2017
| Natalie Bannerman
Centurylink has announced its newest additions to the executive leadership team which comes into effect once the acquisition of Level 3 is completed by the end of the third quarter of 2017.
All of the newly named executive team will report directly
to Jeff Storey, the recently named president and chief
operating officer of CenturyLink.
"Our people have made these two great companies what they
are today. I'm confident this leadership team will position the
combined company for future success in delivering leading
communications solutions, a world-class customer experience and
profitable growth," Storey said.
Along with the new appointments the company has also
announced the following new organisational structure.
Edward Morche will rejoin the company on 5 July, as
president of strategic enterprise, federal government
and state government. Morche recently resigned from
his role as president of sales at Zayo, citing an enhanced
compensation package and expanded scope of responsibility as
the sole reasons for his departure. His responsibilities will
include large accounts, federal and state government, and large
educational institutions and research networks.
Laurinda Pang has been named as president
of global accounts management and
international. The division of small and
midsize business, local government and education
has appointed Vernon Irvin. He is responsible for businesses
with up to 500 employees. Lisa Miller has been named as
president for wholesale and indirect,
which includes alliances
Consumer has been given to Maxine
Moreau as president. She is responsible for the company's local
market consumer business across 37 states.
Supporting the integration activities of these business
units are the following support groups:
Aamir Hussain is the executive vice president
of technology, product development and security
operations. He will work in the areas of: product
development, platforms and infrastructure and will be
responsible for IT, testing and integration, architecture,
infrastructure, security, as well as overall business
Clay Bailey will be in charge of transformation
and integration as senior vice president. He will
lead the integration of CenturyLink and Level 3.
Richard Batelaan is the executive vice president
of North America operations,
including service delivery, service assurance, access
management, and field operations.
Marketing is the only support function
to be left with no named person in charge. Storey plans on
naming an executive vice president at a later date.
CenturyLink CEO and president Glen Post commented on the
restructuring saying:"I appreciate Jeff's diligent work on
designing and staffing his organization structure. I believe
these decisions will position us well to compete in the
marketplace and provide outstanding service to our customers. I
am confident in the future of the combined company and look
forward to bringing together the talented teams from
CenturyLink and Level 3."