Awards & Accolades

Regional and Local Awards

CenturyLink Executive Vice President and CTO Aamir Hussain Joins MEF Board of Directors

MEF is pleased to announce that Aamir Hussain, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, CenturyLink, has joined the MEF Board of Directors. He is welcomed by an outstanding Board of service and technology provider executives and other senior experts who are guiding the organization’s ambitious MEF 3.0 initiative to transform the communications industry.

CenturyLink ranks on Woman Engineer Magazine's 2018 Top 50 Employer list

CenturyLink ranks on this year’s 27h Annual “Top 50 Employers” in Woman Engineer Magazine.

Barron’s Top 100 Sustainable Companies Lists CenturyLink

Barron’s recently offered their first ranking of the most sustainable companies in the U.S. To create the ranking, Barron’s turned to a sustainable-investing stalwart: Calvert Research and Management. CenturyLink made the list coming in at number 64 out of the named 100.

FTSE4Good Index Series member

The FTSE4Good Index Series has been designed to objectively measure the performance of companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Inclusion on the list is a reflection of meeting or exceeding FTSE (Financial Times Stock Exchange) standards; ranks are not assigned. CenturyLink continues to be a member company of the FTSE4Good Index.

Newsweek recognizes CenturyLink with Green Ranking

Newsweek’s Green Rankings comprehensively assesses the environmental performance of the largest publicly traded companies in the United States and around the world. CenturyLink was listed as 228 and former Level 3 Communications was listed 226 out of the top 500 companies in 2017.

CenturyLink Senior Vice President Vernon Irvin named to Colorado Technology Association Board of Directors

Vernon Irvin, CenturyLink, Inc. senior vice president, has been appointed to Colorado Technology Association's (CTA) Board of Directors. In this role, Irvin will help advance the state's tech community by leveraging his 20 years of executive leadership expertise in communications services.

CenturyLink receives Corporate Sponsor Award

CenturyLink was awarded the Corporate Sponsor Award for its partnership with Boys Town National Hotline 2017. 

CenturyLink receives SOAR (Seeking Opportunities Achieving Results) Business of the Year Award – San Marcos, Texas Chamber of Commerce

CenturyLink received the first ever SOAR (Seeking Opportunities Achieving Results) Business of the Year Award from the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce for “exemplary service and commitment to the community.” The award recognizes local educational collaborative efforts for encouraging increased educational attainment in the area. CenturyLink was a founding member of the San Marcos Educational Foundation and funds three scholarships to San Marcos High School seniors who choose to attend Texas State University in the city.

CenturyLink receives TIDE Award – Walton County, Florida (Fourth Quarter Award)

The TIDE Program recognizes and celebrates economic investment by businesses and organizations in Walton County. Two awards are presented quarterly by the Walton County Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA) to area businesses that made a tangible investment or improvement in buildings, equipment/machinery, or other business assets that resulted in the creation or retention of jobs, increase in tax base, and other forms of economic growth. The WCEDA also recognizes businesses that have made a long-term investment in Walton County by having operated successfully for a minimum of five years, and are in good standing with and have contributed to the community in which they conduct business.

CenturyLink named Member of the Year – Olive Branch, Mississippi Old Towne Association

CenturyLink was named 2009 Member of the Year by the Olive Branch Old Towne Association.

CenturyLink named Best of Charlott, Readers’ Choice Award – Port Charlotte, Florida

CenturyLink’s Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda Area retail store was presented with the 2009 Best of Charlotte Readers’ Choice Award for Internet provision.

CenturyLink receives Golden Hands Award from Asian American Chamber of Commerce

CenturyLink received the Golden Hands Award from the Asian American Chamber of Commerce in Apopka, Florida. The award is given for exemplary contributions of time, energy and dedication to a cause, project or community, without expectation of financial gain by the recipient, which embodies the highest spirit of caring and self giving.

​CenturyLink named Corporate Member of the Year – New Bern, North Carolina Area Chamber of Commerce

CenturyLink was named Corporate Member of the Year by the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce. The company was cited for being a consistent and dependable supporter of Chamber events and its membership in the New Bern Military Alliance since it began in 2001.

CenturyLink named Southern Arizona Corporation of the Year

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber is proud to announce the selection of CenturyLink as the 2013 Southern Arizona Corporation of the Year. CenturyLink was selected for its leadership in serving the Hispanic market and serving as an example of the benefits of bicultural, bilingual enterprise.

CenturyLink named Best Internet Service Provider – Des Moines, Iowa

CenturyLink was awarded the Best Internet Service Provider award by the Des Moines Business Record in September.

CenturyLink named Top Telecom Service Provider by Minneapolis-St. Paul American City Business Journal

CenturyLink was ranked the number one telecom service provider on the American Business Journal’s Top 25 List published June 8, 2013.

CenturyLink named Best Place to Work by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

CenturyLink was named the Best Place to work by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal in 2013.

CenturyLink Wins Arizona D-Backs Most Valuable Partner Award

The Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team honored their biggest supporters, including CenturyLink, Thursday, January 17, 2013, at their second annual D-backs Most Valuable Partner Awards ceremony at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, Phoenix, Arizona.

Readers choose CenturyLink for the Best Internet Service – Harnett County, North Carolina

CenturyLink has the best Internet services in Harnett County, North Carolina, according to readers of the Dunn Daily Record. With its quick speed for download and the capability for numerous Wi-Fi users under one roof, readers chose CenturyLink as the best.

CenturyLink receives Thomas H. Scott Award of Excellence – Monroe, Louisiana

CenturyLink received the 2010 Thomas H. Scott Award of Excellence for Corporate entities, an award presented to Monroe-based businesses for contributing to the local economy.

​CenturyLink recognized with Above and Beyond Business Award – Citrus County, Florida

CenturyLink, along with Mike Fitzpatrick, area plant supervisor, was awarded the 2010 Above and Beyond Business Award from the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce located in Inverness, Florida.

CenturyLink named best ISP, Reader’s Choice Awards – Sussex County, New Jersey

CenturyLink was voted the #1 Internet Service Provider in Sussex County, New Jersey and surrounding areas, in the New Jersey Herald’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The list of winners was published May 16, 2010.

CenturyLink named best ISP, Reader’s Choice Awards – Whitley County, Indiana

CenturyLink was voted the #1 Internet Service Provider in Whitley County, Indiana, in the Post & Mail’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

CenturyLink named Best Internet Provider – New Jersey Herald

CenturyLink was voted the Best Internet Provider in northwest New Jersey, in the New Jersey Herald’s 6th annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Qwest named to Top 25 Large Company Philanthropists in Washington state – Puget Sound Business Journal

Qwest (acquired by CenturyLink in 2011) was honored in May as the one of the Top 25 Large Company Philanthropists in Washington state by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The Journal ranked companies by corporate and foundation cash giving in Washington for the 2010 calendar year.

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