CenturyTel Leadership. Strength. Leadership. Vision.

Our executive management team is dedicated to the company's employees, customers and stockholders.

Corporate Leaders

Glen F. Post, III
Chief Executive Officer and President

O. Matthew Beal
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Corporate Strategy and Product Development

William E. Cheek
President, Wholesale Markets Group

Steven Davis
Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations

Jeff Von Deylen
President, Savvis

R. Stewart Ewing, Jr.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary

Stacey W. Goff
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Thomas J. McEvoy
Senior Vice President, IT Consulting and Solutions

Maxine Moreau
Executive Vice President, Network Services

Karen Puckett
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Scott Trezise
Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Girish Varma
Executive Vice President, Information Technology Services

Glen F. Post, III, Chief Executive Officer and President. Joined CenturyTel: 1976

Glen F. Post, III

Chief Executive Officer and President

Joined CenturyLink

1976

Positions Held

  • Vice President - 1982
  • Senior Vice President and Treasurer – 1984
  • Board of Directors – 1985
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer – 1986
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – 1988
  • President and Chief Operating Officer – 1990
  • Vice Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer – 1992
  • Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer – 2002
  • Chief Executive Officer and President – 2009

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree/Accounting – Louisiana Tech University/Ruston, Louisiana
  • Master's Degree/Business Administration – Louisiana Tech University/Ruston, Louisiana

The CenturyLink career of Glen F. Post, III has spanned 37 years. He has served as Chief Executive Officer for 21 of those years and has directed all of the company's acquisitions and divestitures during this time. In less than ten years he led the company from the eighth to the third largest telecommunications company in the U.S.

Post leads a highly respected management team that is focused on delivering high-quality products and services to their customers; enhancing the communities they serve in a meaningful way; creating a dynamic work environment for employees; and achieving industry-leading, long-term shareholder value.

His disciplined approach to strategic acquisitions and operations leadership as well as his focus on utilizing CenturyLink's strong cash flow and financial strength to drive long-term shareholder value has positioned the company for continuing growth. 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 (a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises) were enabled by this approach and focus.

CenturyLink's 2012 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 chairs the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC).

O. Matthew Beal, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Corporate Strategy and Product Development. Joined CenturyTel: 2008

O. Matthew Beal

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Corporate Strategy and Product Development

Joined CenturyLink

2008

Positions Held

  • Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Engineering – 2008
  • Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Product Development and Network Strategy – 2009
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Corporate Strategy and Product Development – 2012
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Corporate Strategy and Product Development – 2013

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree – Washington University in St. Louis/St. Louis, Missouri
  • Doctoral Studies – Washington University in St. Louis/St. Louis, Missouri

With nearly 20 years in multimedia applications and network development, Matt Beal has a proven track record in application development, IP networking and network transformation.

At CenturyLink, Beal directs Corporate Strategy, Product Development and Network Strategy. He is responsible for shaping corporate strategy to drive revenue, improve customer service and enable broadband applications while overseeing the optimization of CenturyLink's legacy infrastructures.

Beal came to CenturyLink from BT (formerly known as British Telecom) after having led the development of their 21st Century Network program – that company's all-IP network transformation project. As chief technology officer of BT Wholesale – BT's carrier and network entity – Beal was influential in reinventing Britain's broadband, voice and data networks and the commercial and regulatory models which govern them.

Beal has led a number of industry firsts. While serving as Chief Network Architect of WilTel communications, Beal led the development of the first broadcast-quality HD over MPLS solution. At Nexbell Communications, Beal built a national voice over IP network to launch a wholesale, flat-right origination and termination service. With Telecom Italia, he managed the design and implementation of one of the first global IP VPN networks.

William E. Cheek

William E. Cheek

President, Wholesale Markets Group

Joined CenturyLink

2006

Positions Held

  • President, Wholesale Markets Group - 2006

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree - Hendrix College/Conway, Arkansas

Leading the Wholesale Markets Group, William Cheek is responsible for Product, Marketing, Sales, Service and Operations for the portfolio of Wholesale Products offered to inter-exchange carriers, competitive local exchange carriers, wireless providers, pay telephone providers and local exchange carriers. Additionally, he is responsible for the Sales, Service and Operations of the Pay Telephone division of CenturyLink.

Cheek had a leading role in the merger of CenturyTel and Embarq – creating CenturyLink in 2009 – and used that experience again in the 2011 consolidation of Qwest into CenturyLink.

Cheek previously served as President, Wholesale Markets Group at Embarq and Assistant Vice President - Strategic Sales and Account Management in Sprint Business Solutions, where he was responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with large wholesale customers.

Cheek held other senior management positions with Sprint, including President of Wholesale Markets in Sprint's Local Telecommunications Division, Vice President - Sales and Account Management in Sprint's Local Telecommunications Division and Assistant Vice President - Regulatory Policy, where he was responsible for development and advocacy of state and federal policy.

A 36-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, Cheek began his career with Allied Tel in 1977, before joining Sprint in 1981.

Steven Davis, Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations

Steve Davis

Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations

Joined CenturyLink

2011

Positions Held

  • Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations – 2011
  • Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations – 2012

Education

  • Bachelor's of Science – University of Kansas/Lawrence, Kansas
  • Juris Doctorate – University of Kansas/Lawrence, Kansas

Steve Davis is responsible for the development and advocacy of CenturyLink’s regulatory and legislative policies at the federal, state and local levels. He leads an organization that includes professional staff located across the company’s service region and oversees the company’s federal regulatory and legislative affairs office in Washington, D.C.

Davis has more than 30 years of experience in federal, state and local telecommunications law and policy. Before joining CenturyLink, he was senior vice president of public policy and government relations at Qwest Communications, where he directed the company’s public policy activities, including regulatory reviews of Qwest’s merger with CenturyLink.

Previously, Davis held various legal and regulatory positions at AT&T, where he was responsible for AT&Ts interests in state and local government matters.

Based in Denver, Davis serves on the boards of directors of the CenturyLink Foundation, Rocky Mountain Junior Achievement and the Western Governors University National Advisory Board. In addition, Davis is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the United States Telecom Association.

R. Stewart Ewing, Jr.

R. Stewart Ewing, Jr.

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary

Joined CenturyLink

1983

Positions Held

  • Vice President of Finance - 1983
  • Vice President and Controller - 1984
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - 1989
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - 1999
  • Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary – 2009

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree/Business - Northwestern State University/Natchitoches, Louisiana

Stewart Ewing has played a key role in CenturyLink's acquisition strategy by negotiating all stages of purchase agreements from legal and regulatory to folding new companies into their corporate structure and philosophy. His responsibilities include managing CenturyLink's Accounting, Treasury, Supply Chain, Real Estate and Internal Audit functions.

Ewing's extensive experience includes management of the Regulatory, Information Systems and Corporate Planning and Development areas. He has been a contributor to the company's growth over the years.

Stacey W. Goff

Stacey W. Goff

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Joined CenturyLink

1998

Positions Held

  • Director of Corporate Legal Services - 1998
  • Vice President and Assistant General Counsel - 2001
  • Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary - 2003
  • Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary – 2009

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree/Business - Mississippi State University/Starkville, Mississippi
  • Juris Doctorate/Magna Cum Laude - University of Mississippi/Oxford, Mississippi

Stacey Goff has played a key role in negotiating and closing the numerous acquisitions and dispositions CenturyLink has completed over the last 15 years. He also contributes to the negotiation of the company's complex agreements and large dispute resolutions with third parties, as well as assisting the company's executive management and board of directors in their compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Goff's responsibilities include all aspects of the company's legal affairs, including support for business units, corporate functions, board- and shareholder-related legal matters, litigation, intellectual property and regulatory matters. He is also responsible for Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Corporate Aviation, Brand Management, Compliance and Ethics and Century Marketing Solutions.

Thomas J. McEvoy, Senior Vice President, Integration and Process Improvement. Joined CenturyTel: 2006

Thomas J. McEvoy

Senior Vice President, IT Consulting and Solutions

Joined CenturyLink

2006

Positions Held

  • President, Business Markets – 2006
  • President, Enterprise Sales – 2009
  • Senior Vice President, Business Integration - 2010
  • Senior Vice President, Integration and Process Improvement – 2012
  • Senior Vice President, IT Consulting and Solutions – 2013

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree/Business Administration – Rollins College/ Winter Park, Florida
  • Master's Degree/Business Administration – Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College/Winter Park, Florida

Tom McEvoy, Senior Vice President of IT Consulting and Solutions at CenturyLink, has more than 34 years of broad-based experience in the telecommunications industry. McEvoy is responsible for leading the company's efforts to provide IT Services to the business marketplace. As a major industry competitor, CenturyLink IT Services develops cost-effective IT solutions to better address business customers' IT challenges.

In his career with the company, McEvoy has led the overall organization and systems integration, business IT systems governance and business process improvement. He's overseen the integration of business customer segments for CenturyLink and Qwest and led the direct sales distribution channel for enterprise customers and the indirect sales channels for business and consumer customers.

McEvoy also served as President of Business Markets and was responsible for the sales, marketing and service for the company's portfolio of communications products and services to the business marketplace.

Before joining the company, McEvoy served as President of Sprint Business Solutions' Government and Enterprise Markets. In that role, he led the sales and marketing efforts of a business unit that provided integrated communications solutions to enterprise business accounts, as well as Federal and State government accounts.

McEvoy held other senior management positions at Sprint, including President, Consumer Solutions in Sprint's Local Telecommunications Division, and he's managed special assignments in the finance, customer service operations, business markets, carrier markets and consumer markets units.

Maxine Moreau, Senior Vice President, Network Services. Joined CenturyTel: 1983, 2003

Maxine Moreau

Executive Vice President, Network Services

Joined CenturyLink

1983, 2003

Positions Held

  • Various IT Positions – 1983-88
  • Senior Regulatory Analyst – 1988
  • Director of Industry Relations – 1989
  • Line of Business Manager, Long Distance Division – 1995
  • Vice President, Operational Support – 2003
  • Vice President/General Manager, LightCore – 2005
  • Vice President of Operations – 2006
  • Senior Vice President, Centralized Operations – 2009
  • Senior Vice President, Integration and Process Improvement – 2010
  • Senior Vice President, Network Services – 2012
  • Executive Vice President, Network Services – 2013

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree/Business – University of Louisiana at Monroe/Monroe, Louisiana

A 30-year veteran of telecommunications, CenturyLink Executive Vice President of Network Services Maxine Moreau is responsible for planning, engineering and construction of the company's local, national and international networks; Network Reliability Operations Center; and Network Engineering Operations.

For the two years prior to taking this role, Moreau led the overall integration efforts of CenturyLink, Embarq, Qwest and Savvis, creating a Fortune 150 company and the third largest telecommunications company in the United States.

From 2006-2010 Moreau led Centralized Operations, where she reduced total annual operating expenses through work center consolidations and streamlining work flow processes. She also improved the timeliness of ILEC plant record assignments/ provisioning, as well as consistently maintained service levels in repair while reducing unit costs.

In 2005 she was responsible for the LightCore business unit, including sales, marketing, customer service, provisioning, network operations and finance.

Moreau also led the implementation of a workforce management system to automate workflow for all field technicians, achieving more than 90 percent automated dispatch of work orders, trouble tickets and preventative maintenance activities within 12 months of implementation.

From 2003-2004 she led the overall company program to implement the Ensemble customer care and billing platform.

During a seven year absence from the company, she was Chief Sales and Service Officer for Ionex Telecommunications in Dallas and Chief Services Officer for Broadwing Communications in Austin.

Karen A. Puckett, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Joined CenturyTel: 2000

Karen A. Puckett

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Joined CenturyLink

2000

Positions Held

  • Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – 2000
  • President and Chief Operating Officer – 2002
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – 2009

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree - Indiana State University/Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Master's Degree/Business Administration - Bellarmine College/Louisville, Kentucky

With 29 years of telecommunications experience, Karen Puckett is an industry veteran with proven success in the integration of complex operations and the achievement of industry-leading performance.

As CenturyLink's Chief Operating Officer, Puckett is responsible for the Company's financial and operational performance in the business and consumer segments. She leads marketing, sales, service delivery, care and customer experience initiatives for all business and consumer customers and the implementation of the local operating model in the Company’s local service areas in 37 states.

Puckett has been at the forefront of CenturyLink's transformation from a local telephone exchange company serving rural and mid-sized markets to an industry leader in advanced communications services with customers throughout the United States and overseas.

After joining the company in 2000, she participated in the integration of nearly 1.5 million access lines acquired from GTE, Verizon and Madison River; the sale of the company's wireless properties to Alltel; and the acquisition of fiber assets to enhance the LightCore network.

Puckett led the 2001 companywide realignment to the local operating model, placing decision making closer to the customer and making the company more responsive to the marketplace. The model has consistently resulted in financial and operational improvements as CenturyLink has acquired new markets.

In 2009, she had a leading role in the merger of CenturyTel and Embarq, creating CenturyLink, the largest Independent telecommunications company in the United States. In 2011, she helped lead the merger of CenturyLink and Qwest, creating the third largest telecommunications company in the United States, with more than 13 million access lines, nearly 6 million broadband customers and a 230,000-mile fiber network.

Puckett's intense focus on the customer experience and implementation of promise-based management within her organization have contributed to consistently strong results during her tenure with the company.

Girish Varma, Executive Vice President, Information Technology Services

Girish Varma

Executive Vice President, Information Technology Services

Joined CenturyLink

2011

Positions Held

  • Executive Vice President, Information Technology Services – 2011

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree – Banaras Hindu University/India
  • Master's Degree – Banaras University/India
  • Doctoral Degree – City University of New York/New York

During his extensive and varied career, Girish Varma has held numerous technical and leadership positions.

As Executive Vice President of Information Technology Services at CenturyLink, Varma is responsible for all IT services and support, including systems architecture, design, and software development (including overseas operations), and for development and sales support of enterprise IT services.

Prior to the CenturyLink/Qwest merger, Varma served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, a position he held since September 2006. Before joining Qwest, he served as the Vice President of Global Applications Services and the Telecom Center of Competency at IBM. There, he was responsible for the development of new business and practices for the telecom industry as well as for building critical expertise and delivery excellence for complex telecom programs.

Prior to joining IBM, Varma was a Vice President at AT&T, where he retired in 2003 after a successful 25-year career. At AT&T, he had the CIO and service development responsibilities for AT&T business, network and local services. He started his telecommunications career at Bell Laboratories, where he held a number of technical and management positions with increasing levels of responsibilities. During the past several years he led a number of successful business and IT transformation programs in several areas.

Varma holds a Masters Degree from Banaras Hindu University in India and a PhD from the City University of New York. He is also a recipient of numerous business achievement and software excellence awards.

Jeff Von Deylen, President, Savvis

Jeff Von Deylen

President, Savvis

Joined CenturyLink

2011

Positions Held

  • Senior Vice President of Global Operations and Client Services – 2011
  • President, Savvis – 2013

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Miami University/Oxford, Ohio

With nearly 20 years of experience, Von Deylen is a seasoned executive in hosting services, both domestically and internationally.

As President of Savvis, Von Deylen oversees all aspects of the global managed IT solutions business, including sales, business development, marketing, product development and innovation, operations and customer service.

He previously served as Senior Vice President of Global Operations and Client Services, leading teams engaged in client lifecycle support. This comprised service transition, service operations and continuous improvement strategies for all product lines, including network, collocation, managed hosting and cloud solutions. He also oversaw infrastructure deployment and management, vendor management and client loyalty initiatives.

Von Deylen initially joined Savvis in 2003 as Chief Financial Officer and Board Member. Before joining Savvis, Von Deylen held financial and corporate development positions at companies such as American Electric Power Co., GTS Telecommunications, Qwest Communications International and Arthur Andersen.

Scott Trezise

Scott Trezise

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Joined CenturyLink

2013

Positions Held

  • Executive Vice President, Human Resources - 2013

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree/Internationl Relations - Michigan State University/East Lansing, Michigan
  • Master's Degree/Labor and Industrial Relations - Michigan State University/East Lansing, Michigan

As CenturyLink’s top Human Resources executive, Scott Trezise leads all domestic and international human resources functions including compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, leadership development, HRIS, HR policy, organizational effectiveness, payroll and talent acquisition.

Prior to joining the company, Trezise served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Shaw Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where his responsibilities included compensation and benefits, talent management, staffing, and learning and development.

Trezise also spent 15 years at Honeywell, where he held various HR Generalist roles of increasing scope and complexity, as well as specialist assignments in the areas of talent management, staffing, organization design and business integration. Trezise’s tenure at Honeywell culminated as Vice President of HR Services and Canada/Latin America and a member of the HR Leadership Council.

An active civic leader, he served three years as president of the Michigan State University Labor & Industrial Relations Advisory Board.