People on the Move

Features people taking new jobs or getting promoted in the industry.

 

ROUND TABLE

    ROUND TABLE Posted: 07/2006 Rob McDowell … On the Senates confirmation in May of COMPTEL lawyer Robert McDowell as the FCCs third Republican … Robs expertise and experience will be an asset to the commission … The FCC will be required to implement portions of our communications bill, and it is essential it […]

The Channel Bids Farewell to a Friend

There are some people that leave a lasting impression. John Marsch was one of those people. Standing at 6 feet, 4 inches and with a shock of white hair, he certainly was remarkable to all who saw him. But it was a captivating presence and entrepreneurial spirit in equal to his large stature for which […]

PHONE+ Announces First CSP Certified Graduates

PHONE+ HONORS THE FIRST graduates of the new Converged Solutions Provider Certification Program at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, March 1, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Ben Henkels, CEO for managed service provider Henkels Holdings of Idaho, and Christy Green, outside sales representative for agency Cory Communications Inc. in […]

Farewell to a Friend

Delivering a eulogy is never sought, but always taken to heart. In this spirit we say farewell to one of competitive telecoms pioneers. Michael L. Bird, 62, died at his home in Park City, Utah, Saturday, July 30, following nearly a year of respiratory difficulties. Mike was born in 1943, and spent his early years […]

Qwest Taps New VP for QBPP

Jeff Clark has been named the new vice president for the Qwest Business Partner Program. Clark, who previously was vice president of small business sales, has traded jobs with former QBPP head Pat Lewis - a strategy employed by the ILEC’s Chairman and CEO Dick Notebaert to cross-train executives. Jeff Clark Lewis and Clark have worked […]

Former WorldCom Chief Awaits Sentence

Bernard Ebbers, the former chief executive of WorldCom, symbolized an era of corporate malfeasance that drove some of the world’s largest and most venerated companies into ruin. Convicted by a jury last month of spearheading an $11 billion accounting fraud that led to the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history, the 63-year-old Ebbers could spend the […]

Goodbye Powell, Hello Martin

The man who challenged outgoing FCC Chairman Michael Powell in a controversial vote over wholesale phone rules in 2003 is taking his place. President Bush announced his plans two weeks ago to designate FCC Commissioner Kevin Martin as the agency’s chief. Powell, who has served on the commission since 1997, pledged his “complete cooperation to […]

The Leader and the Damage Done

  No sooner had the stardust started settling in Washington following the inaugural to celebrate George Bush’s second term in office when word came out that Michael Powell, chairman of the FCC during Bush’s first term, was retiring from his post. My initial response was, “Boy, that’s wonderful news, but about two years too late.” […]

Qwest Taps Wholesale Veteran to Lead Unit

Roland Thornton In December, Roland R. Thornton was promoted to executive vice president, wholesale markets, for Qwest Communications International Inc., replacing Teresa Taylor, who is now executive vice president and chief human resources officer. While Qwests CEO Richard Notebaert is known for seemingly dramatic shifts in his top management team every few years, his new […]

Farewell to Frisby

CompTel/ASCENT CEO H. Russell Frisby Jr. announced in late November he will step down from the post he has held with the group for nearly seven years. “It’s time to look in new directions,” he says. “I am interested in getting back to the law, which is my initial background.” Frisby’s resume includes private practice […]

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