Former Qwest CEO Notebaert moves on
By Andy Vuong, Staff Writer
Former Qwest chairman and CEO Dick Notebaert has lined up his
first assignment since retiring last week — a speaking
engagement at the University of Notre Dame.
Notebaert, who chairs the university's board of trustees, will
speak with students on Aug. 31 as part of the school's Mendoza
College of Business "Boardroom Insights" lecture series.
The series features "corporate leaders and senior executives
sharing their perspectives on a broad range of critical issues
in today's business world," says a release issued today by the
Other speakers in the series will include Ted Dosch, chief
financial officer of Whirlpool; Nick Shepherd, chief operating
officer of Blockbuster; and Sam Duncan, CEO of OfficeMax.
Notebaert took over as chairman and CEO at Denver-based Qwest in
June 2002 and helped save the company from near-bankruptcy.
Qwest has achieved sustained profitability, but questions remain
about the company's ability to compete against growing
competition from cable firms.
Notebaert was succeeded by telecom veteran by Ed Mueller.
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