Brings cloud, IT services experience to the federal market

WASHINGTON CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that Tim Meehan has been named senior vice president and general manager of CenturyLink Government effective Jan. 1.

Meehan previously served as vice president of sales for the east region and financial services industry as well as for inside sales for CenturyLink Technology Solutions. He brings extensive knowledge of CenturyLink’s cloud, colocation, managed services and IT solutions to the federal market.

CenturyLink offers public, private and hybrid cloud solutions that support the on-demand computing, storage, platform and application needs of federal agencies. By supplying cloud and managed hosting services over its carrier-class network, CenturyLink is able to provide government agencies with the security and reliability they need to carry out their missions.

“Tim is an experienced team leader who brings a wealth of strategic, organizational and technical skills that will benefit our federal customers,” said Kenny Wyatt, CenturyLink’s senior vice president of business solutions. “He takes the reins from Lisa Bruch, who served as CenturyLink Government’s acting senior vice president and general manager for the past six months. Tim’s fresh perspective and vision, coupled with our strong federal team, should help CenturyLink continue to grow our federal business in the years to come.”

“I’m excited to bring my knowledge of the managed hosting and IT services business to CenturyLink Government’s high-performing team and tremendous array of federal clients,” Meehan said. “I look forward to helping CenturyLink support the federal government’s many missions.”

Prior to joining CenturyLink, Meehan served as head of North American sales for Oracle Corporation’s cloud hosting unit and as vice president and general manager of various business groups within Oracle Consulting during his 15 years there. He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant specializing in systems technology and process improvements.

Meehan received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in information systems from Northeastern University.

CenturyLink is ranked No. 42 on Washington Technology’s 2014 Top 100 list of federal government IT contractors.

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.

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