Announces Board Appointment; Anthony Welters Joins Qwest
Board of Directors
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)----Qwest Communications
International Inc. announced today that its board of
directors has approved the appointment to the Qwest board of
Anthony Welters, president and CEO of AmeriChoice.
As president and CEO of AmeriChoice, a UnitedHealth Group
Company, Welters has led the company from its start in 1989
as a privately owned health plan serving inner-city
residents of Philadelphia to its current position as one of
the nation's leading providers of public-sector health care
programs. AmeriChoice is a growing, diversified
health-services company that facilitates care for about 1.4
million beneficiaries of government care in 16 states across
Welters began his career as an attorney with the Securities
and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., and later
joined of staff of U.S. Sen. Jacob Javits of New York, whom
he served as executive assistant. He later joined the staff
of AMTRAK, where he served as director of federal affairs
and as assistant vice president of corporate development.
He also served as associate deputy secretary of the U.S.
Department of Transportation. Welters is a member of the
boards of West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. and C.R. Bard,
Inc. He also is chairman of the board of the Morehouse
School of Medicine and vice chairman of the board of New
York University and a trustee of its law school and medical
Most recently, Welters was named a member of the council of
the National Museum of African American History and
Culture. He is a recipient of the Horatio Alger Award in
recognition of his achievements and contributions to society
and serves on the board of that charitable organization.
"Anthony brings an impressive background to the Qwest board
-- from health care to government to private business," said
Richard C. Notebaert, Qwest chairman and CEO. "His
leadership and real-world sensitivity to business challenges
will greatly benefit the board and we look forward to
working with him."