Another top Qwest executive will retire
By Andy Vuong, Staff Writer
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Denver-based Qwest said Monday that another member of its senior
management team is retiring.
Qwest's senior vice president of federal relations, Gary Lytle,
64, becomes the company's fourth executive to retire or announce
his retirement since April.
Lytle will be replaced by Shirley Bloomfield, who joins the
company Aug. 20.
Last month, Qwest chief executive Dick Notebaert announced plans
to retire as soon as the board of directors finds his
successor. Former executive vice president of operations Barry
Allen retired in June, and former chief financial officer Oren
Shaffer retired in April.
Lytle, who has held his position since July 2002, will remain
with the company until Bloomfield transitions into the role.
Qwest recently won the right to bid on Networx, a government
telecommunications contracting program worth up to $68 billion
over 10 years.
"As a well-established member of the senior management team,
Gary provided a depth of knowledge and years-long relationships
in establishing Qwest's presence in Washington as a national
communications provider," Notebaert said in a statement.
Bloomfield, 45, has more than 20 years of industry experience
and recently served as vice president of government affairs at
the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association in
Washington, D.C., Qwest said.
As Qwest's Washington lobbyist, Bloomfield will be responsible
for advocating the company's public-policy positions before the
federal government and independent agencies.
She has a master's degree in public administration from American
University and a bachelor's in economics and urban studies from
Northwestern University. She lives in Arlington, Va.