Qwest Board of Directors—October, 2006
Name Title Age Total cash comp. at Qwest
Barry K Allen Divisional Executive VP 57 1,928,898 USD
Linda G Alvarado Director 54 --
Richard N Baer Executive VP/Secretary/General Counsel 48 1,601,195 USD
Charles L Biggs Director 65 --
K Dane Brooksher Director 67 --
Peter S Hellman Director 56 --
R David Hoover Director 60 --
Paula Kruger Divisional Executive VP 56 947,610 USD
Patrick J Martin Director 65 --
Caroline Matthews Director 46 --
Wayne W Murdy Director 61 --
Richard C Notebaert CEO/Chairman of the Board/Director 58 9,505,191 USD
Frank Popoff Director 70 --
Thomas E Richard Divisional Executive VP 51 --
John W Richardson Divisional Senior VP/Controller/Chief Accounting 61 --
Oren G Shaffer CFO/Divisional Vice Chairman 63 5,293,360 USD
James A Unruh Director 65 --
Qwest Directors Contact Listing
Linda G. Alvarado Alvarado Construction
President and CEO, 1266 Santa Fe Dr., Denver CO 80204-3546
Alvarado Construction (303) 629-0783, (303) 595-4354 fax,
Charles L. Biggs Home Address: 4 SOUND SHORE DR,
Chairman of Qwest Former Senior Partner, GREENWICH, CT 06830-7252
Compensation Deloitte Consulting Tel. (203) 552-0890
K. Dane Brooksher ProLogis Corporate Headquarters
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 4545 Airport Way
ProLogis (Denver) Denver, Colorado 80239
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Peter S. Hellman Nordson Corporation
President/CFO/Chief Administrative 300 Nordson Drive
Officer/Director at Amherst, OH 44001-2496
R. David Hoover Ball Corporation
CEO/Chairman of the Board 10 Longs Peak Drive
/President/Director at Broomfield, CO, 80021
Ball Corporation Phone: (303) 469-3131
Fax: (303) 460-2127
Patrick J. Martin Storage Technology Corporation
Former Chairman, President and CEO, One StorageTek Dr
Storage Technology Corporation Louisville, CO 80028-4309
(Retired with Sun Systems buy-out) 303-673-5151
Caroline (Caz) Matthews WellPoint Foundation
President, 1 WellPoint Way, T2 1A6
WellPoint Foundation Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Wayne W. Murdy Newmont Mining Corporation
CEO/Chairman of the Board/Director 1700 Lincoln Street
Newmont Mining Corporation Denver, Colorado
Frank Popoff Chairman, Chemical Financial Corporation
Former Chairman, 333 E Main St
Dow Chemical Company Midland, MI 48640
James A. Unruh Alerion Capital Group, LLC
Principal, 7702 East Doubletree Ranch Rd.
Alerion Capital Group Suite 350
firstname.lastname@example.org Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Anthony Welters AmeriChoice Corporation
President and Chief Executive Officer, 8045 Leesburg Pike
AmeriChoice Corporation Vienna, VA 22182
Qwest Director Profiles
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Linda G. Alvarado Linda shares with us her incredible
President and CEO, journey on how she got started in the
Alvarado Construction construction industry:
1266 Santa Fe Dr., “I took very unusual classes for
Denver CO 80204‐3546 women, survey, estimating, and con‐
303‐629‐0783, 303‐595‐4354 fax struction supervision classes. This
www.alvarado.constructware.com was very non‐traditional as you
Alvarado Construction, Inc. founded
in 1976; employees 450 people with “I liked being on the construction
$41 million annual revenues; Spe‐ sites as well, watching the buildings
cializes in commercial, industrial, telecommuni‐ come up out of the ground. When a super struc‐
cations, and heavy engineering projects. Co‐ ture went up it was to me a great sense of the
Owner of the Colorado Rockies baseball team. creative process that ended up with this struc‐
Also on Board of Directors of Pitney Bowes, ture of great permanence and beauty.”
3M, Inc., Lennox International. “I started actually in a project accounting posi‐
Linda Alvarado, 54, was brought up in a highly tion on‐site, later moved into a support position
competitive family with five brothers and no to a project manager, and as my skill level de‐
sisters. “Both my grandfathers were Protestant veloped, moved into a project engineering func‐
ministers which was a little unusual because we tion. At that time, I would have to say that the
are Hispanic. As you might imagine, our life number of women in our industry was less than
revolved around the church,” recalls Linda. one percent.”
Early on, she learned the value of teamwork by “At that time, women just weren’t welcomed
playing sports with her brothers as well as by on construction sites. I experienced graffiti be‐
participating in competitive sports throughout ing written on the walls and pictures of me in
her school days. “In athletic competition, some‐ various stages of undress. Nevertheless, I
times you win, and sometimes you lose. But the worked with some really good people and I
important thing that I learned is that you con‐ knew this was an industry that I really wanted
tinue to get better. Your mental and physical to stay a part of.”
skills improve,” states Linda.
“Being an optimist by nature, this gave me
“I loved school. I thought it was terrific. I ex‐ some sense of personal mission to show that
celled at it. Although, when I got out of college women could succeed in this field. You have to
I could not get a job. So I like to say that I have smile, because what people are looking for
one of those great‐unplanned careers. I finally when I walk in the room is somebody six‐foot‐
was able to find a job with a commercial devel‐ five and burley. And in reality, I’m five foot
opment company and went back to school five.”
when they started a construction management
group.” ...Alvarado continued on next page...
...Alvarado continued… Commissioner of the White House Initiative
for Hispanic Excellence in Education.
“As I was on these construction sites, there were
Among her numerous awards include, His‐
very, very large projects going on. I began to dream
panic Business Magazine’s “100 Most Influ‐
about building a project of my own. It was a pretty
ential Hispanics in America,” the 1996
modest dream at the time and I began to think of it
United States Hispanic Chamber of Com‐
as a possibility. I decided I would start a small con‐
merce Business Woman Of The Year
struction management company.
(second time), the 1996 Revlon Business
“Of course, banks didn’t like to fund construction Woman Of The Year and the prestigious
companies. To make a long story short, I had this Sara Lee Corporation Frontrunner Award
great little business plan and had this blue suit and for exemplary achievement and leadership.
went to several banks and was rejected by all of Alvarado is passionate about giving back to
them, six banks. My parents finally mortgaged their the community. At the Colorado Rockies
house for me to get going for $2,500. It was the home opener at Coors Field, she treated
bridge money needed to get me over the gap until I nearly 150 inner‐city kids to attend.
was able to get a small business loan. Perseverance
and persistence have kept me going. They are very When asked her definition of the American
important to the extent that I believe I will outwork Dream, she responded, “I think the Ameri‐
most people in finding a solution.” can Dream is a genderless and race less
dream. It is a changing vision and a chang‐
Over the years, things have skyrocketed for Linda
ing dream as well. It is looking forward. It is
Alvarado and her growing team. Today, Alvarado
saying, at least in my own case, that there
Construction, a commercial general contracting firm
will be a balance between the spiritual side
based in Denver, Colorado, specializes in commer‐
as well as with the business and intellectual
cial, industrial, environmental and heavy engineer‐
ing projects throughout the western United States.
“What I still hope for and long for is the day
They are one of the fastest growing companies in
when people will truly be judged not based
their industry employing up to 450 workers with
on where they came from, and their gender,
revenues in the multi‐millions. Some of their projects
but really on their ability. That is a dream
include the Colorado Convention Center, the Navy/
that we can’t let go. America is a country of
Marine Training Facility in Aurora, and the High En‐
immigrants and our success is built not on
ergy Research Laboratory.
everybody being alike, but on our diver‐
Alvarado also made the history books as the first sity.”
Hispanic owner of a major league baseball franchise
by becoming a partner in the Colorado Rockies. Her So what is her secret of success? It might
role also marked the first time that any female entre‐ have something to do with getting a small
preneur was involved in a bid for ownership of a jump on the rest of us. Linda manages to get
major league team. by on only about four‐and‐a‐half hours of
sleep each night.
The successful business owner is also a corporate di‐
rector for three Fortune 150 companies, including While the rest of the country is asleep
Pitney Bowes, Cyprus Amax Minerals and Engel‐ dreaming, Linda Alvarado is up at 3:30 a.m.
hard. She also serves as the Chairman of the Board of working on constructing a better America
the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and as for all.
Qwest Directors —continued
Charles L. Biggs Physicianʹs Mutual; Prudential;
Former Senior Partner, Chanel; Sothebys; Dial Corp.; RJR Na‐
Deloitte Consulting bisco; Viad Corporation; FCC; FHLB;
Home Address: 4 Sound Shore Dr, and Kramer Levin.
Greenwich, CT 06830‐7252 Active in professional, community and
Tel. 203‐552‐0890 civic affairs, Mr. Biggs is past Chair‐
Charles L. Biggs, 64, Director, Chair‐ man of AMCF, the global Association
man of Qwest Compensation Com‐ of Management Consulting Firms and
mittee. Biggs became a Qwest direc‐ is a member of the New York chapter
tor in May 2004. of the Institute of Management Con‐
sultants. He has served as Chairman of the
Biggs was a consultant for Deloitte Consulting, a
Alexis de Tocqueville section of United
professional services firm that provides assurance
Way in Greenwich and as President and a
and advisory, tax and management consulting ser‐
member of the Board of Governorʹs of the
vices, from 1968 until retirement November ,2002.
Greenwich Country Club.
At Deloitte, he held various management positions,
Biggs is a founder of Board Advisory Ser‐
including National Director of Strategy Services for
vices, Inc (BAS) and currently serves as
Deloitteʹs strategy arm and chairman of Deloitte/
Vice Chairman and Managing Director.
Holt Value Associates.
BAS provides advisory services to the sen‐
Biggs served as National Director of Strategy Ser‐ ior management and directors of both
vices for Braxton, Deloitteʹs strategy arm and was publicly and privately held organizations.
Chairman of Deloitte/Holt Value Associates. He is
Biggs is a member of the Board of the El‐
a Certified Management Consultant and is co‐
dorado Country Club and is President of
author of a book entitled, MANAGING THE SYS‐
the Board of The Waterford of Greenwich,
TEMS DEVELOPMENT PROCESS, which was
Connecticut. Mr. Biggs earned a Bachelor
published by Prentice Hall.
of Science degree from Kent State Univer‐
He was with Deloitte & Touche from 1968 until his sity and worked for IBM in the Data Proc‐
retirement at the end of November 2002. He served essing Division from 1963 to 1967.
in the New York, Cleveland, Detroit and Stamford
offices. He also served in the National Office as Di‐ Qwest Insider Trading
rector of Firmwide Strategy and Planning and as as reported on Form 4 to the SEC
Associate National Director for Management Con‐ Name BIGGS CHARLES L
sulting. Title Director
Biggs has served a wide variety of clients during Remaining Shares 11,000
his career including: Morgan Stanley; JPMorgan Trade Date 12/16/2005
Chase; Citicorp; Bank of America; Bank of New Transaction Purchase
York; Bessemer Trust; AT&T; SNET; Verizon; Quantity 10,000
Chrysler; Control Data; IBM; Ingersoll‐Rand; NCR; Price $5.93
Toshiba; AXA; Mass Mutual; Mutual of Omaha; Value $59,300.00
Qwest Directors —continued
K. Dane Brooksher Before joining ProLogis, Brooksher spent more
than 32 years with KPMG Peat Marwick (now
Chairman of the Board of KPMG LLP), an independent public accounting
Trustees, firm. Mr. Brooksher currently serves as a direc‐
ProLogis (Denver) tor of ProLogis, Pactiv Corporation, Car‐
4545 Airport Way rAmerica Realty Corporation and Cass Informa‐
Denver, Colorado 80239 tion Systems, Inc.
direct: 303‐567‐5000 Brooksher earned his Bachelor of Arts from the
ph: 800‐566‐2706 fax: 303‐ College of William and Mary, where he is a di‐
567‐5605 rector and past chairman of the Board of Spon‐
email@example.com sors. He is also trustee emeritus and past treas‐
K. Dane Brooksher, 67, is Chairman of ProLogis, urer of the William and Mary Endowment Asso‐
a provider of distribution facilities and services, ciation, member of the President’s Council and
and has served as a member of its Board of Trus‐ recipient of the 1991 Alumni Medallion.
tees since November 1993. ProLogis is the larg‐ Mr. Brooksher is currently a Director of Butler
est U.S. owner and developer of warehouse and Manufacturing Company, Carr America, Colo‐
distribution facilities. rado Forum, National Association of Manufac‐
Brooksher served as Chairman and Chief Execu‐ turers, Pactiv Corporation and Qwest Communi‐
tive Officer of ProLogis from March 1999 to De‐ cations International, Inc. He is also a member
cember 2004 and Co‐Chairman and Chief Oper‐ of the Advisory Board of the J. L. Kellogg Gradu‐
ating Officer of ProLogis from November 1993 to ate School of Management, Northwestern Uni‐
March 1999. versity.
Peter S. Hellman mittee. TRW was a provider of advanced tech‐
nology products and services
President/CFO/Chief Administrative for the automotive, aerospace
Officer/Director and information systems
Nordson Corporation markets.
300 Nordson Drive, Amherst, OH 44001‐2496
Hellman serves as a director
Phone: 440‐985‐4000 Fax: 440‐985‐1536
of Baxter International Inc., a
global medical products and
Hellman, 56, was elected President and Chief services company.
Financial and Administrative Officer of Nordson
On August 28, 2006, Nordson
on March 12, 2004.
Corporation issued an announcement of the in‐
From 1995 through February 1999, Hellman was tended retirement of Peter S. Hellman.
President and Chief Operating Officer of TRW
Nordson exited the fiber systems business Octo‐
Inc., where he also served on its board of direc‐
ber 13, 2006. Nordson which employed 3,653
tors and as a member of the management com‐
sold its fiber systems to Sauer Ltd.
Qwest Directors —continued
R. David Hoover 1967; bachelorʹs degree in economics, DePauw
CEO/Chairman of the Board/ University, Greencastle, Ind.
President/Director at Ball
Broomfield, Colorado Ball Corporation Core Values
10 Longs Peak Drive, Broom‐ (as posted on the Ball website)
field, CO, 80021
Phone: (303) 469‐3131 / Fax: Integrity ‐ Our reputation for integrity is our
(303) 460‐2127 most important asset. We will not compro‐
Online: www.ball.com mise our integrity or risk damage to our repu‐
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org tation in return for financial gain or any rea‐
R. David Hoover, 60, Chairman, Ball Corporation
President and Chief Executive Officer since April Respect ‐ We respect our employees, our cus‐
2002 and a director since 1996. tomers, our suppliers, our shareholders ‐ in‐
Hoover whose career started at Ball in 1983 as Vice deed, all of our stakeholders. In all of our
dealings we strive to show that respect and to
President of Finance and Administration held nu‐
treat people with dignity.
merous positions until becoming President and
Chief Executive Officer. Motivation ‐ We have a strong desire to be
successful and to be measured against the
Boards/Professional Activities best.
Ball Corporation, Energizer Holdings, Inc., Irwin
Financial Corporation, Qwest Communications, Flexibility ‐ We are willing to challenge our
Board of Governors, Can Manufacturers Institute own assumptions and adapt to changing cir‐
(CMI), Past Chairman, CMI, Food Products Asso‐ cumstances for the long‐term good of the cor‐
ciation (FPA), National Association of Manufactur‐
ers, Boulder Community Hospital, Member, Colo‐
Innovation ‐ We strive to be creative and in‐
rado Forum, DePauw University, Board of Trus‐
novative in our products, our processes and
tees, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business,
the way we conduct business.
Deanʹs Advisory Council University of Colorado at
Denver Business School Board of Advisors.
Teamwork ‐ We operate as a team. Everyone
has his or her job, but it takes all of us work‐
ing together for the company to succeed.
1988; completed Advanced Management Program,
Harvard University Graduate School of Business,
Boston Ball Corporation Cash Compensation
(FY December 2005)
1970; M.B.A. in finance and real estate, Indiana
Qwest Directors —continued
Patrick J. Martin nounced it would purchase Storage Technology
Former Chairman, Corporation (ʺStoragetekʺ) for US$4.1 billion in
President and CEO, cash, or $37.00 per share. On August 31, 2005,
Storage Technology the acquisition was completed..
Corporation Prior to joining StorageTek, he spent 23 years
One StorageTek Dr Louis‐
with Xerox Corp. where he was a corporate sen‐
ville, CO 80028‐4309
tel. 303‐673‐5151 ior vice president. Most recently he was presi‐
dent of the North American Solutions Group
Patrick J. Martin, 65,
(NASG), Xeroxʹs largest marketing operation,
was Chairman, President and Chief Executive
with responsibility for $8 billion in annual reve‐
Officer of Storage Technology Corporation.
nue. Martin also served as president of Xeroxʹs
Founded in 1969 in Colorado, StorageTek is a
largest business division, the Office Document
$2 billion company that is a designer, manufac‐
Products Division, with worldwide revenue in
turer and marketer of tape drives and auto‐
excess of $8 billion..
mated cartridge libraries, disk arrays and net‐
Martin earned a bachelorʹs degree from Iona
work management and backup software. Stora‐
College, a masterʹs degree and Ph.D. from
geTek employees 7,000 workers.
George Washington University and a P.M.D.
On June 2, 2005, Sun microsystems an‐
from Harvard University.
Caroline (Caz) Matthews and join others in helping to
President, shape sustainable health care
WellPoint Foundation solutions to enhance access to
1 WellPoint Way, T2 1A6 affordable, quality care,ʺ said
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 Larry C. Glasscock, chairman,
email@example.com president and chief executive
805‐557‐6177 officer of WellPoint, Inc. ʺCaz
www.wellpointfoundation.org Matthewsʹ deep knowledge of
the health benefits industry and
WellPoint, Inc. the nationʹs largest health her long‐ standing commitment
benefits company, on August 21, 2006, an‐ to community involvement, corporate social re‐
nounced that Caroline ʺCazʺ Matthews, 46, cur‐ sponsibility and charitable giving make her
rently president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of uniquely qualified to lead this important work.ʺ
Georgia, has been named president of the Well‐
Point Foundation. She will lead the companyʹs Matthews has volunteered her time, services and
philanthropic and social responsibility pro‐ financial support to a variety of community‐
grams. based organizations throughout her career, in‐
cluding serving on the Atlanta Make‐A‐Wish
ʺWe have a unique responsibility to focus our
charitable giving and social responsibility efforts ...Matthews continued on next page...
Qwest Directors —continued
...Matthews continued… Officer of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shieldʹs
West Region from January 2000 to August 2004.
Foundation Board and on the Mile High United
Way Board of Trustees in Denver where she She held various positions with Anthem Inc.
chaired the Womenʹs Initiative. She joined Well‐ since 1988, including Co‐Chief Information Offi‐
Point in 1988, most recently serving as president cer from 1998 to 1999 and Chief Operating Offi‐
of its Georgia market. cer and Chief Financial Officer of a former An‐
them subsidiary from 1993 to 1997. Matthews
Over the past decade, WellPoint companies have serve as a director of the Georgia Chamber of
helped to create and fund independent charita‐ Commerce, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and
ble foundations with assets of more than $6.2 bil‐ Atlanta Development Authority. She joined the
lion. These foundations award more than $300 Qwest Board of Directors in December, 2005.
million in grants annually to address critical
health care issues. Prior to going to Anthem, she worked at Price
Waterhouse in Washington, D.C., and then the
Caroline Matthews has served as President of
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, a health
insurance provider, since December 2004. Ms.
Matthews served as President of Anthem Blue Matthews received a bachelorʹs degree from
Cross and Blue Shieldʹs West Region from Au‐ Sheffield University in Yorkshire, England and
gust 2004 to December 2004 and Chief Operating an M.B.A. from Indiana University.
Wayne W. Murdy Wayne W. Murdy, 61, was elected Chairman
of Newmont Mining Corporation effective
CEO/Chairman of the January 1, 2002. He became Newmont’s Chief
Board/Director at Executive Officer in January 2001. Headquar‐
Newmont Mining Corpora‐ tered in Denver, Colorado, Newmont is the
tion world’s largest gold producer with a market
1700 Lincoln Street capitalization of $20 billion, total assets in ex‐
Denver, CO 80203 cess of $12 billion on five continents, and
Telephone: 303‐863‐7414 13,500 employees worldwide.
Fax: 303‐837‐5837 Murdy is a Director of TransMontaigne Inc., a
Denver‐based Newmont Mining Corp. has U.S. refined petroleum products distribution
mine sites on five continents and bills itself as and supply company.
the worldʹs largest gold producer. Under the He is a member of the Board of Trustees of
leadership of Chairman and CEO Wayne W. the Denver Art Museum, the University of
Murdy, the $4.4 billion company has made Denver Daniels College of Business Executive
much of the principle of stewardship, includ‐ Advisory Board, the Governor’s Commission
ing commitments to the environment and
community health. ...Murdy continued on next page...
Qwest Directors —continued
...Murdy continued... State University, Long Beach. Certified Public
Accountant. 1969‐78, with Arthur Andersen,
on Science and Technology, the Board of
Los Angeles; 15 yearsʹ experience in senior
Trustees of The Catholic Foundation of Den‐
financial positions in the oil and gas industry
ver, the Regional Advisory Board of the Insti‐
with Getty Oil Company, Apache Corpora‐
tute of International Education, and is an Am‐
tion. Since 1992 with Newmont: former Chief
bassador of the Seeds of Hope Charitable
Financial Officer, President; since 2001, Chief
Trust. Murdy is also a Director of the Na‐
Executive Officer. Chairman, Batu Hijau cop‐
tional Mining Association, Vice Chairman of
per and gold project developed by Newmont
the World Gold Council and Deputy Chair‐
and Sumitomo Corporation. Director: Tom
man of the International Council on Mining
Brown; Minera Yanacocha, Peru; Zarafshan‐
Newmont Joint Venture, Uzbekistan; Na‐
Prior to joining Newmont in 1992, Mr. Murdy tional Mining Association. Member: Board of
spent 15 years in senior financial positions in Trustees, Denver Art Museum; Presidentʹs
the oil and gas industry, first with Getty Oil Council, Denver Museum of Nature and Sci‐
Company and later with Apache Corpora‐ ence. Ambassador, Seeds of Hope Charitable
tion. He began his business career with Ar‐ Trust.
thur Andersen LLC in their Los Angeles of‐
Wayne and Diana Murdy have been married
fice from 1969 to 1978.
35 years and have four children and six
BSc in Business Administration, California grandchildren.
Frank Popoff Popoff is the former Chairman and Chief Execu‐
tive Officer, The Dow Chemical Company, De‐
Former Chairman, Dow cember 2000 to April 2004.
He is a Director, Qwest Communications Inter‐
Chairman, Chemical Financial
national Inc., United Technologies Corp. and
Shin‐Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd. Director Emeritus,
333 E Main St., Midland, MI Indiana University Foundation. Member, Ameri‐
48640 can Chemical Society.
Phone: 517‐ 631‐3310 / Fax 989‐839‐5255 Popoff, who earned at Indiana University a
Website: www.chemicalbankmi.com bachelor of science degree in chemistry in 1957
Revenues: $238.5 Million and a master of business administration degree
Employees: 1,376 in 1959, enjoyed a career that spanned four dec‐
ades. He joined Dow in 1959. He was named
Frank Popoff, 70, is Chairman of Chemical Fi‐ Dowʹs president, chief operating officer and then
nancial Corporation, a bank holding company, CEO in 1987, and chairman of the board in 1992.
starting April 2004 to present. Chemical Finan‐ He retired as CEO on his 65th birthday in 1995
cial Corporation is the fourth largest bank hold‐ and continued to serve the company as chair‐
ing company. man of the board until November 2000.
Qwest Directors —continued
James A. Unruh cer of Memorex Corporation until it was ac‐
quired by Burroughs Corporation, then as chief
Principal, Alerion Capital
financial officer of Burroughs from 1982 until
1986. When Burroughs merged with Sperry
Corporation to form Unisys in 1986, Unruh was
Alerion Capital Group,
named executive vice president and was re‐
sponsible for international operations as well as
7702 East Doubletree
sales and marketing worldwide. Three years
Ranch Rd., Suite 350
later, he was named president and chief operat‐
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
ing officer and was promoted to chairman,
Phone: 480‐367‐0900 / Fax: 480‐367‐0936
president and chief executive officer in 1990.
James A. Unruh, 64, is a founding member of Unruhʹs areas of expertise include finance, busi‐
Alerion Capital Group, LLC (private equity in‐ ness operations, sales and marketing, technol‐
vestment group) in 1998. Unruh was with Uni‐ ogy and investments. Directorships include:
sys Corporation (information technology ser‐ CSG Systems International, Inc., Prudential In‐
vices, hardware and software) from 1987 to surance, Qwest Communications International,
1997, serving as its Chairman and Chief Execu‐ Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corporation.
tive Officer from 1990 to 1997. He also held ex‐
Unruh holds a bachelor’s degree from James‐
ecutive positions with financial management
town College and a master’s degree in business
responsibility, including serving as Senior Vice
administration from the University of Denver.
President, Finance, Burroughs Corporation,
Author of: “Customers Mean Business: Six
from 1982 to 1987.
Steps to Building Relationships That Last” by
Unruh previously served as chief financial offi‐ James A. Unruh, Perseus Books 1996.
Anthony Welters he went to work for Jacob
President and Chief Executive Officer, Javits, New Yorkʹs powerful
AmeriChoice Corporation U.S. senator. Of that time,
8045 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182 Welters says, ʺIt was the best
Tel: 703‐506‐3555 / Fax: 703‐506‐3556 experience I ever had. He
www.americhoice.com had a standard of excellence
like no other.ʺ
Anthony Welters, 51, the principal owner of
AmeriChoice, the Virginia‐based parent of In 1981, Welters went to
Managed Healthcare Systems Inc, was a top work at Amtrak as director of
Reagan transportation official. federal affairs. Soon, he was promoted to assis‐
tant vice president of corporate development.
Welters served an internship at the Securities This new position did much to bring Weltersʹ
and Exchange Commission, and became a staff innovative thinking and entrepreneurial abili
attorney there as soon as he finished his law de‐
gree in 1977. To broaden his experience, in 1979 ...Welters continued on next page...
Qwest Directors —continued
...Welters continued... firm that won a competitive bid to replace the
company, winning the largest contract ever let
ties to the surface. He developed a number of by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Today,
new initiatives such as the first fiber optic cable Weltersʹ firm, AmeriChoice Corporation, is prof‐
along the railroad right of way between Wash‐ itable and expanding.
ington, D.C., and New York. He also convinced
For Tony Welters, commitment has always come
Airphone, which wanted to put phones on air‐
first, whether it is to his family, his business, or
planes, to try them on trains first.
his community. For him, adversity is merely an
Welters accepted an offer from Elizabeth Dole to obstacle to be overcome, not something he is
serve as one of her senior advisors when she be‐ forced to accept passively. ʺ Challenges are there
came secretary of the U.S. Department of Trans‐ for everyone,ʺ he explains. ʺ If you started out in
portation in 1983. He continued to display the a homeless shelter, thatʹs just where you started
same creative thinking that he had demonstrated out. Bea and Tony Welters have two sons. But if
in his previous positions, working on the trans‐ you end up in a homeless shelter, that’s on you.ʺ
fer of the two major Washington‐area airports to
Mr. Welters is Vice Chair of New York Univer‐
a regional authority and the privatization of
sity, Chairman of Morehouse School of Medicine
Conrail. Then, he felt it was time to try starting a
and a director of C. R. Bard, Inc.
business of his own. From 1985 to 1988, Welters
started and operated several companies ranging Mr. Welters is a Trustee of the New York Univer‐
from manufacturing to restaurant franchises. Al‐ sity School of Medicine and School of Law and
though these businesses failed, Welters was un‐ the Library of Congress. He is also a member of
daunted. He says, the Council of the National Museum of African
American History and Culture.
ʺYou have to be prepared to accept failure to
have success. You canʹt be afraid to fail.ʺ
His turning point came in 1988, when he learned [Note: Welters company settled a Medicaid law‐
that the national health care firm that was man‐ suit with the city of New York for $2 million for
aging the Medicaid program in Philadelphia was failure to have qualified medical personnel on‐
in financial trouble. Welters organized a private site at clinics].
Company - 2005 Salary Bonus Total Cash
Anthony Welters AmeriChoice Corp. $1,308,000 $1,612,500 $2,920,500
Declared Holdings in Qwest
Relationship/Company Reported Shares Value
Qwest as of: 07/25/2006 $0.00
Communications Intl Inc as of: 10/27/2006 $26,220.00