Qwest's Donohue resigns
from board of directors
By Aldo Svaldi, Staff Writer
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Thomas Donohue has resigned as a director of Qwest Communications effective last Monday, the Denver telecommunications company said Friday.
Donohue, who is also the high-profile chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, served on Qwest's board of directors since February 2001. His term was set to expire in 2007.
A spokeswoman for Donohue cited a heavy work schedule that conflicted with his desire to be an active and involved director.
"He has resigned due to the increased demand on his time as president and CEO of the Chamber, which involved increased international travel," said Linda Rozett, vice president of communications at the Chamber.
Donohue headed Qwest's compensation and human resources committee and sat on the finance and nominating and governance committees.
"Tom brought great perspective and insight to Qwest. We are grateful for his years of service and leadership. His participation will be missed," CEO Richard Notebaert said in a statement.