Sign 'em up
- By Natasha Haubold
- Mar 05, 2000
In a time when information technology employees are in high demand, Qwest
Government Systems' recruitment program would leave many IT institutions
envious. Enticing employees away from competitors has enabled Qwest to assemble
a leadership team made up of people with at least 10 years of experience
in the federal market.
"I am looking for the people who have a good reputation and are willing
to take risks," said Jim Payne, senior vice president of Qwest Government
Systems. "They are the people willing to break the glass and look for innovative
Recent additions to Qwest Government Systems' leadership team include:
* Jim Payne, senior vice president. Prior to joining Qwest in June 1999,
Payne worked as a government marketing executive at Sprint and GTE.
* Howard Seeger, vice president of sales and marketing. Before coming
to Qwest last month, Seeger worked as vice president of business development
at Wang Government Services. He also served as vice president of operations
at TeleCommunications Systems and as vice president of software and IT operations
for Science Applications International Corp.
* Wesley Kaplow, senior director of technology. Worked for AT&T's
Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies prior to joining Qwest in 1998.
He has written many reports for the government and given numerous presentations
covering the impact of technology on the government, ATM networks for tactical
data systems and virtual private networks.
* Ann Richeson, ESNet program
manager. Worked for the National Science Foundation before starting her
position at Qwest in January. During her tenure with NSF, Richards was responsible
for the agency's Next Generation Internet project and the Large-Scale Networking
* George Johnston, director of engineering and operations. As one of
the original members of Qwest, Johnston has been responsible for overseeing
the growth of his division from one person to more than 70. Prior to joining
Qwest, Johnston worked for Lucent Technologies as a lead engineer for the
Government Solutions Division.
* Jane Forman, director of civilian agency and International programs.
Forman is responsible for al sales and business development activities with
federal civilian agencies. She is also responsible for international programs.
Before joining Qwest in January, Forman was vice president and general manager
of Eastman Software Inc federal division. In 1980, Forman began her career
with Wang Laboratoreis wher she served as Director of Sales and DOD branch
* Roxane Rucker, Program Manager, TCS. Rucker serves as the primary
point of contact for TRW's Treasury Program and directly manages all aspects
of the service level agreement. Prior to joining Qwest earlier this year,
Rucker worked as a program manger for network and services engineering
at Concert/Aerotek Telecommunications Services. She also served as district
manager for New Business Development at AT&T.