Level 3 names James O. Ellis Jr. chairman of the board, succeeding Walter Scott Jr.

Level 3 has appointed James O. Ellis Jr. as chairman of its board during its recent board of directors meeting.

He succeeds Walter Scott Jr., who announced his retirement from the board last year after serving as chairman of Level 3 and its predecessor company Kiewit Diversified Group (KDG), a subsidiary of Peter Kiewit Sons' (PKS).

Ellis comes to the chairman role with plenty of experience having been a member of the board since March 2005.

In addition to the chairman role, Ellis also serves as chairman of the board's Classified Business and Security Committee and is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Earlier, he served as the president and CEO of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations from 2005 to 2012. A retired U.S. Navy admiral, Ellis is also currently a member of the board of directors of Lockheed Martin Corporation, Dominion Resources and Inmarsat PLC.

Ellis' appointment is just one of many changes that the company has made to its management team and board. In 2012, the company named Jeff Storey as its new president and CEO. Storey took the reins over from company co-founder James Crowe, who announced he would step down at the end of last year.

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