CenturyLink makes new appointments to leadership team

Natalie Bannerman
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In preparation for the acquisition of Level 3, CenturyLink announces new organisational structure and executive leadership team.

CenturyLink has announced the newest additions to the executive leadership team, which comes into effect once the acquisition of Level 3 Communications 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 that have customers with up to 500 employees, local education and government teams. 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 enablement.

The transformation and integration unit has named Clay Bailey as its senior vice president. He will lead the integration of CenturyLink and Level 3. 

Richard Batelaan is the executive vice president of North America operations, responsible for the North America service delivery, service assurance, access management, and field operations.

Marketing is the only support function to be left without a named head. 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."

Capacity North America 2017