Denver, November 13, 2000 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q), the broadband Internet communications company, today named Ian Ziskin executive vice president and chief human resources officer effective November 27. Ziskin has had 18 years experience in human resources at TRW Inc. a technology-based manufacturing and service company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, with operations in 30 countries.
Tom Matthews, currently Qwest's executive vice president of human resources, has announced plans to retire in 2001. Matthews will continue directing executive recruitment at Qwest while helping Ziskin with the transition.
"Ian’s strategic and operational experience in a wide variety of TRW businesses around the world make him an outstanding addition to our management team," said Joseph P. Nacchio, Qwest chairman and CEO. "Tom Matthews has been a vital part of Qwest since we became a public company in 1997. I appreciate all that he has accomplished in helping choose our top executives and implementing our plans after the acquisition of U S WEST last summer. We all will miss Tom's many contributions to our executive team."
Ziskin is a magna cum laude graduate of Binghamton University in New York where he received a bachelor of science degree in management. He also holds a master's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.
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