CenturyLink CEO Glen Post will step down the day of CenturyLink’s 2018 Annual Shareholder Meeting in May.
Post had previously announced his intention to retire effective Jan. 1, 2019.
President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Storey will become CenturyLink’s CEO and President effective at the time of Post’s retirement.
“After serving as CenturyLink’s CEO for more than 26 years, I have decided to retire effective at this year’s shareholders’ meeting,” Post said. “While my original plan was to stay in my role through the end of 2018, Jeff has more than demonstrated his ability to assume this leadership role and I believe we should make this change sooner than originally planned. Also, while I will continue to serve the company as a board member, I will not assume the role of chairman of the board in order to ensure there is clarity that Jeff will be CenturyLink’s new leader,” Post added.
“Glen has done a tremendous job leading CenturyLink. His vision has equipped CenturyLink with the capabilities to meet the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth, provide the digitalization of life for our consumer customers and address the evolving complexity for our enterprise customers,” said Storey. “We have great opportunities ahead and I am excited to be part of the team that is carrying this legacy forward.”
The company also announced that Harvey Perry will remain in his role as chairman of the board of directors and Bruce Hanks has been appointed as lead independent director.