Qwest CEO takes comfort in his VP
By Jane Hoback and Gil Rudawsky
Rocky Mountain News
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Qwest CEO Ed Mueller's coming-out party this week at the ritzy
St. Regis Hotel on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan featured gourmet
sandwiches, pasta salad and a couple of pieces of sushi served
in an attractive Bento box.
Many of the 180 analysts in attendance had finished their
lunches by the time Mueller (pronounced Miller) strode into the
room, circulating among the tables and greeting analysts
Stephanie Comfort, a onetime analyst herself and formerly
Qwest's investor relations director, was congratulated on her
recent promotion to Qwest's executive vice president of
Comfort spent the entire lunch asking analysts at her table
about their concerns and answering their questions. They
especially wanted to know how Qwest was being affected by the
economy as well as competition from wireless and cable.
When Mueller reached Comfort's table, he quipped:
"Stephanie is going to spill all the inside secrets."
Mueller allowed as how maybe he should just put her in front of
the group and have her run the meeting.
Assistant Business Editor Jane Hoback and Deputy Business
Editor Gil Rudawsky write about local business news that doesn't
necessarily end up in quarterly reports. They can be reached at
business@Rocky Moun tainNews.com