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Longtime Notebaert ally to retire
By Jeff Smith
Rocky Mountain News
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Qwest Executive Vice President Barry Allen, recruited in August 2002 by friend Dick Notebaert to help turn around the Denver telco, is retiring June 29, the company announced Tuesday.  Allen and Notebaert had worked together in top executive posts at Ameritech, which was acquired by SBC.

Allen initially ran Qwest's human resources department before becoming executive vice president of operation in March 2004.

"The time (to leave) is right and the company is on great footing, Allen 58, said.

"I'm looking forward to getting back to the Midwest . . . (and) focus on family, fun and philanthropy." 

Robert Tregemba, vice president of network operations and engineering, will assume the new role of executive vice president of network operations.

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