DENVER, Feb. 22, 2008 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) announced today that Stephanie Comfort has been named executive vice president of corporate strategy. The move represents a promotion for Comfort who was tapped by Qwest Chairman and CEO Edward Mueller to lead the strategy function in September 2007.

“Stephanie has proven exceptionally effective in helping us chart a comprehensive path forward,” said Mueller. “We’ve come to rely on her sound judgment backed by her deep financial background and an understanding of the company’s place in the lives of our customers.”


Comfort joined Qwest in 2002 to lead the company’s investor relations program. Prior to Qwest, she was with Morgan Stanley, Inc., where she was a portfolio manager, strategist and senior telecommunications services analyst. She has also worked at Salomon Brothers, Inc. and Wertheim Schroder & Co., Inc.


Comfort holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Wellesley College. She resides in Denver with family. 


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