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April 1, 2000

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Posted: 04/2000


As part of its strategy to grow its core business and expansion into Internet-related services, Teltrust Inc.
( has named Doris Granatowski as CEO overseeing the company’s outsourcing business. Granatowski also was appointed a member of the board of directors. She replaces Marc Cohen, who resigned. Granatowski has more than 25 years in senior management in the technology industry. Most recently, she was president and executive operating officer of eShare Technologies Inc.
(, a web-care software provider.

Broadview Networks
(, a facilities-based ICP in the Northeast, announced the election of Stuart A. Mencher and Heidi B. Heiden to its board of directors. Mencher is a 35-year telecommunications and data services veteran, recently retired as vice president of strategic planning for
AT&T Business Services
( Heiden, whose industry career spans 37 years, is the recently retired senior vice president of operations and technology for UUNET Technologies Inc.
(, the first commercial Internet service provider (ISP) and now an MCI WorldCom Inc.
( subsidiary.

ICG Communications Inc.
( announced the addition of four executives to its management team: James (Jim) Washington, executive vice president-network services; Mohammad Fahim, senior vice president-access management; Kim Gordon, senior vice president-retail marketing; and Catharine Trebnick, senior vice president-product management.

Washington joins ICG from AT&T Corp.
( where he was vice president of local planning. Prior to AT&T, Washington was vice president of carrier relations and settlements for Teleport Communications Group
(TCG, Fahim previously was senior vice president and chief information officer for Enron Energy Ser-vices
( Gordon joins ICG from Convergent Communications Inc.
( where she was vice president-marketing. Previously, she held key management positions with TeleCommunications Inc.
(TCI,, including vice president. Trebnick held general management and key marketing positions at Level 3 Communica-tions Inc.
( and Lucent Technologies Inc.
( where she was instrumental in developing Lucent’s Softswitch business.

US WEST’s Trujillo to Begin New Quest After Qwest Merger

Solomon D. Trujillo, chairman, president, and CEO of US WEST Inc.
(, will not remain with the incumbent telephone company after its merger closes midyear with Qwest Communications International Inc.
( Until then, Trujillo will remain CEO of US WEST working to complete the $36 billion merger.

In a letter distributed Feb. 29 to US WEST employees during the CTIA Wireless 2000 conference in New Orleans, Trujillo said he planned to step aside in order to “accommodate the views of his counterpart,” Qwest Chairman and CEO Joseph P. Nacchio.

“We are now at a critical point in the merger,” Trujillo wrote. “Even though we have agreed on a wide range of issues. For this merger to work for customers and shareholders alike, it is essential for the leadership to be in full alignment on all these key issues.”

Specifically, Trujillo’s role with the new company could not be defined, and the company heads disagreed on expanding services that provide TV, phone and Internet services over basic phone wires.

Global Crossing Announces Annunziata Resigns, Plans to Issue ‘Tracking
Stock’ for Global Center
By Ken Branson

Global Crossing Ltd. (
CEO Robert Annunziata stepped down March 2, in favor of his colleague Leo
Hindery, who also remains CEO of GlobalCenter Inc. (,
Global Crossing’s Internet hosting and infrastructure subsidiary, for which Global Crossing has announced an

Annunziata’s resignation was effective immediately. He retains membership on the firm’s board.

Annunziata led Global Crossing for an eventful year. During his tenure, the company grew from a submarine cable company with 150 employees to a worldwide communications company with 14,000 employees and annual revenues approaching $4 billion.

Much of the growth is attributed to the 1999 acquisition of what had been Frontier Corp., which owned
GlobalCenter. At the time, GlobalCenter was building data centers throughout the United States for its web-hosting business. That project continued after the merger. It serves as web host for such major customers as Yahoo!
( and The Washington Post

Global Crossing has not yet filed the required registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
(, and has not said how much of Global Center it will offer to the public.

In announcing Annunziata’s resignation, Global Crossing also announced it had eliminated the corporate vice chairman titles of Joseph Clayton and Jack Scanlon.

Clayton, who, as Frontier’s CEO, negotiated that company’s acquisition with Annunziata, continues to head up Global Crossing operations in the Americas. Scanlon remains vice chairman of Asia Global Crossing.


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