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Glen Post

Glen F. Post, III (born October 4, 1952)[1] is the chief executive officer and president of CenturyLink, an S&P 500 integrated communications service provider based out of Monroe, Louisiana. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1974 at Louisiana Tech University and an MBA in 1976 at Louisiana Tech.[2] Post joined CenturyLink in 1976. He was named vice president in 1982 and was promoted to senior vice president and treasurer in 1984. He was appointed to the CenturyLink board of directors in 1985, and the following year he was promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer. In 1988 Post was named executive vice president and chief operating officer. He became the president and chief operating officer of CenturyLink in 1990. In 1992 Post was named vice chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer. In 2002 he was appointed chairman of the board and chief executive officer. Since 2009 Post has served as chief executive officer and president of CenturyLink. His honors include: Louisiana Tech College of Administration and Business Distinguished Alumni in 1991, Louisiana Tech University Tower Medallion Award in 1997 and DeGree Enterprises Lifetime Achievement Award in Business 2003.[3]

Post has led CenturyLink from the eighth to the third-largest telecommunications company in the U.S. The 2009 acquisition of Embarq Corporation, which more than tripled the company’s revenues and customer base, as well as the 2011 acquisitions of Qwest, which again more than doubled CenturyLink’s size, and Savvis have helped transform CenturyLink into a recognized leader in the network services market. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers and provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality, advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. Under Post’s leadership, the company established and then expanded the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the well-being and overall quality of life of people in the communities CenturyLink serves. Named after CenturyLink’s founder, Clarke M. Williams, the Foundation is endowed by CenturyLink and provides funds for numerous community and educational initiatives including the company’s Backpack Buddies Food Drive, which has given the equivalent of more than 28 million pounds of food to families through local food banks over the last six years. CenturyLink’s 2014 annual revenues were $18 billion, up from $360 million in 1992 when Post was appointed CEO. Post serves on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) and a number of other boards and foundations.[4]

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  2. ^ Forbes.com: Forbes Executive Pay 2002
  3. ^ Glen Post: Executive Profile & Biography - BusinessWeek
  4. ^ Executive Profile of Glen Post - CenturyLink Newsroom
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