DENVER -- Qwest (Nasdaq: QWST) today announced that Barbara J. Brannen has been appointed vice president of Human Resources. Most recently, Brannen was vice president of Human Resources for Innovative Services of America. In her new post, Brannen will be responsible for human resources, employee relations, recruiting, training, compensation and support programs for Qwest, a rapidly growing company that is developing a broadband network capable of delivering a new generation of multimedia communications applications.

"Barbara brings Qwest a wealth of human relations experience with particular adeptness at overseeing the efficient hiring and development of key personnel," said Joseph P. Nacchio, president and CEO of Qwest. "This expertise will prove invaluable as we continue to meet our aggressive growth objectives."

Brannen has more than 25 years experience in the human resources field. As vice president of Human Resources at Innovative Services of America, Brannen was instrumental in growing the company to 1,000 employees from 250 in one year. Additionally, Brannen was vice president of Human Resources for Rose Medical Center, director of Personnel Services for the University of Denver, and has held various human resources roles with Thera-Care of Brookline, Mass., and Medox of Boston.


About Qwest Qwest Communications International, Inc. (Nasdaq: QWST), is a multimedia communications company building a high-capacity, fiber optic network for the 21st century. Qwest's planned domestic network will connect 125 cities, which represent approximately 80 percent of the data and voice traffic originating in the United States, upon its completion in the second quarter of 1999. Qwest is also extending its network 1,400 miles into Mexico with completion slated for late third quarter 1998. With its cutting-edge technology, Qwest will deliver high-quality voice, data and video connectivity securely and reliably to businesses, consumers and other communications service providers.



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