Stanoch to leave Qwest after merger
Minneapolis / St. Paul
by Katharine Grayson
November 12, 2010
who has led Qwest International Communications Inc.ís
operations for a decade, will leave the company following its
merger with CenturyLink.
Stanoch was offered a
position at the combined company, but elected to pursue other
opportunities. He will remain in his current position at Qwest
until the companyís $10.6 billion sale to Monroe, La.-based
CenturyLink receives regulatory approval and is complete.
ďAfter 10 great years,
it seemed like a natural point for me to move on and seek my
next exciting career opportunity," Stanoch said in an interview.
Stanoch added that he
hasn't decided what type of position he'll seek out next. ďI
donít have any specific defined plans, but Iíll be looking at
opportunities for the right fit.Ē
Stanoch has a
background in business, the legal profession and government. He
joined Denver-based Qwest in 2000, after serving as chief deputy
attorney general of
Minnesota. He also was a
County district court
judge for eight years.
Stanoch has been
active in the Twin Cities business community for years. He was
named to the Minnesota Business Partnershipís 25-member
executive committee last year.
Stanoch also was a campaign chairman for former DFL Gov.
One thing about
Stanoch's future is certain: he plans to stay in the Twin
Cities. ďItís my lifetime home. I was born here, and Iím going
to die here, unless Iím on vacation.Ē
Qwest is the
dominant telecommunications provider in the Twin Cities and
maintains substantial operations in
and St. Paul.
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