MONROE, La., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has named five regional sales vice presidents in its Business Solutions organization to lead teams serving business, government and education customers while leveraging the company's local operating model. The executive appointments follow CenturyLink's January 3announcement that it was combining its network services business sales and operations teams into one organization. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090602/DA26511LOGO) The new sales vice presidents will manage business sales in CenturyLink's Northwest, Southwest, Central, Midwest, and East regions, consistent with the structure of its local operating model. However, sales leaders also will seek opportunities to offer CenturyLink's industry-leading cloud and managed IT solutions and data networking services to businesses and government agencies outside of its local service area. The new regional sales vice presidents are:
Rob Roache, Northwest region, based in Seattle
Betty Reynolds, Southwest region, based in Phoenix
Mindy Powers, Central region, based in Denver
Rick Buyens, Midwest region, based in Minneapolis
Richard Twilley, East region, based in Charlotte
"Our new sales structure is better aligned with our successful regional operations and capitalizes on the strength and experience of a highly capable sales leadership team," said Kenny Wyatt, president, CenturyLink Business Solutions. "Combined with our strong portfolio of network and IT solutions, we have created a solid sales structure that will help businesses and government entities succeed." In addition to its new organizational structure, the company recently launched a nationwide advertising campaign reinforcing its commitment to being a business partner that provides leading global broadband, cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions. About CenturyLinkCenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink 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 for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com. SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.