DENVER, June 17, 2004 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q) today announced the appointment of Kenneth C. Dunn as vice president of corporate development & strategy. Dunn will report to Oren G. Shaffer, Qwest vice chairman and CFO.
Dunn, 47, has more than 20 years of business development and legal experience in telecommunications and finance, including key roles at SBC Communications, Ameritech, and as a partner in the corporate and securities department at the law firm of Gardner, Carton and Douglas.
Since joining Qwest in 2002 as vice president and deputy general counsel, Dunn has directed the legal aspects of Qwest?s transactional matters, including financing, tax, real estate and procurement. Dunn served as the primary legal advisor for the $7.07 billion sale of Qwest?s directory publishing business and the company?s substantial initiatives over the past 14 months in reducing debt and improving liquidity.
?We are extremely pleased to have Ken transition into this important role," said Shaffer. "His legal and operational experience will serve us well as we continue to identify ways to support long-term profitable growth and build shareowner value.?
Dunn received his bachelor?s degree from Duke University in 1978 summa cum laude and his law degree from Stanford Law School in 1982.
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