Ed Mueller steps down from CenturyLink board a year early

Ed Mueller, the former CEO of Qwest who led the service provider out of challenging financial territory and ultimately sold the company to CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), is leaving his board post before his term expires in 2013.

According to a report in The Denver Post that cites a regulatory filing, Mueller, who was Qwest's chairman and CEO from 2007 to 2011, will announce his resignation during CenturyLink's annual shareholders meeting on May 23.

Mueller took a seat on CenturyLink's board after the service provider completed its purchase of Qwest last April.

CenturyLink would not comment on the reason why Mueller was leaving the board.  

The departure of Mueller comes at a time when CenturyLink is realigning its management structure that serves businesses and consumers. Under the new structure, the national and international Business Markets Group (BMG) customers, Savvis customers and federal government customers will be served by the Enterprise Markets Group (EMG).

Meanwhile, in-region business customers and state and local government customers will continue to receive services from the Regional Markets Group (RMG). The Wholesale Markets Group will remain unchanged.

For more:
- The Denver Post has this article

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