OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ), the fifth largest local communications company in the country, named David Bartlett vice president of Federal Government Affairs and head of the company's Washington, D.C. office. The office is expected to open in early August.

When Bartlett joins the company next month, he will oversee all issues on Capitol Hill and before the Federal Communications Commission as they affect EMBARQ. Bartlett brings crucial regulatory and legislative expertise to EMBARQ from his years of work in the communications industry.

"We are excited to have a person of David's background and experience heading our new Washington, D.C. office," said David Zesiger, vice president, Regulatory Policy and External Affairs. "David brings a unique set of skills and knowledge of the industry that will enable the newly independent EMBARQ to have an immediate impact on the key issues currently being debated in Washington."

For the past five years Bartlett has worked for Alltel Corporation most recently serving as vice president of Federal Government Affairs.


Embarq Corporation (NYSE: EQ) provides a suite of communications services to customers in its local service territories. EMBARQ, which is expected to rank among the Fortune 500, brings common-sense ideas, reliable service and a renewed commitment to the communities it serves. EMBARQ focuses on offering its customers practical, innovative products and competitive pricing. The company has approximately 20,000 employees and operates in 18 states offering local and long distance voice, data, high speed internet, wireless, and entertainment services. For more information, visit http://www.embarq.com .