Mueller alters Qwest exec ranks

So much for business as usual. New Qwest CEO Edward Mueller said when he accepted the job that he didn't have any big, immediate changes in store for the company, but he is making few changes in the executive structure, effective today.

The changes are not extensive, though, the most significant one being the promotion of Stephanie Comfort from senior vice president of investor relations to the new position of vice president of corporate strategy, reporting to Mueller. In a related move, the position of executive vice president of marketing and communications is being eliminated, and the person who held the position, Laura Sankey, is leaving the company. As the new title suggests, Mueller is charging Comfort with creating a grand corporate strategy and vision for Qwest, something it took only a few weeks for him to realize the company doesn't have.

For more on the changes:
- read this story in The Denver Post

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