Qwest executive in line for key post after merger
Danny Pate, an executive in Qwest Communications’ consumer
markets group in
Pate, to be based in
Fisher announced late last year that he would retire after the merger was finalized. He said CenturyLink planned to restructure management roles and he wasn’t interested in the new positions.
The company later announced there would be no state presidents and that two executives would share the responsibility of managing statewide financial and operational performance.
Headquarters for the Midwest region, which includes
Qwest’s merger with CenturyLink has cleared all regulatory hurdles to this point, including unanimous support from the Nebraska Public Service Commission. The merger now needs approval from four remaining states and the Federal Communications Commission.
The merged company, formed through a $22.4 billion stock swap, will operate in 37 states.
A Qwest spokeswoman declined to comment on reports of Pate’s appointment. A spokeswoman for CenturyLink did not return a message left Monday afternoon.
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