Embarq Corp. said Monday that former Congressman Richard A. Gephardt will join the companys board of directors.
Gephardt, a Democrat, served as House majority leader from 1989 to 1995 and as minority leader from 1995 to 2003.
We are very pleased to be enhancing a strong board of directors even further by adding someone with Dick Gephardts unique capabilities, said Dan Hesse, chairman and CEO of Embarq. As a highly-regulated company, Embarq will benefit greatly by having a board member of Dick Gephardts stature within, and knowledge of, the American political system. He also brings a strong commitment to helping labor and management work effectively together in this era of intense global competition.
Gephardt joins a board comprised of executive leaders from the communications, entertainment and media, finance, technology, human resources, marketing and government service arenas.
With the addition of Gephardt, eight of the nine Embarq directors are classified as independent under NYSE listing standards.
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