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Rudy J. GrafRudy J. Graf currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Citizens Communications Company.Mr. Graf served as Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer for Citizens Communications Company from 1999 through 2002.Prior to 1999, Mr. Graf served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Centennial Communications.
SEC EDGAR Submission 0001206774-05-000665
Rudy J. Graf
We have also included the compensation paid to Rudy
For 2004, includes $10,055 in temporary housing expenses paid to Mr. Graf
interim position as CEO and the balance represents meals and entertainment, transportation, lodging, telephone charges, and
cleaners.For 2002, includes $3,340 for financial and tax planning services to Mr. Graf
and the balance represents the imputed income with respect to group life insurance benefits and transportation.
Citizens Communications Announces Plan to Pay Special Dividend of $2 per Share And Institute Annual Dividend of $1 per Share
The Board of Directors has named Rudy J. Graf, currently a director and former president and chief operating officer of Citizens, to serve as CEO and President on an interim basis.
The Board has established a search committee, consisting of Mr. Graf
, Robert A. Stanger, and David H. Ward, and intends to engage an executive search firm to identify qualified candidates to fill the role of CEO.
...Mr. Graf has told the board that he will serve until a new CEO has been named.
In making its announcement about the executive changes, the Board of Directors thanked Mr. Graf
for returning to his leadership role in the company and expressed its appreciation to Dr. Tow for his service:
said, "I look forward to working with Len
to assure a smooth transition during this change in management.
During the next six months I will work with Rudy
to assure a smooth and orderly succession."
...Biography of Mr. Graf Mr. Graf is the retired vice-chairman, president and chief operating officer of Citizens Communications, and serves on its Board of Directors.From 1990 to 1999, he served as president and chief operating officer and director of Centennial Cellular, a company he helped found in partnership with Citizens and Century Communications.Centennial Cellular
was sold to Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
and The Blackstone Group
in 1999.He began his career with AT&T/New Jersey Bell in 1972.He also serves on the board of Ntelos, a telecommunications services company based in Wainsborough, VA.
Investor Relations : Press Release
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 30, 2004--Citizens Communications (NYSE:CZN) announced today that at its regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting held on Sept. 30, 2004, Rudy J. Graf was elected Chairman of the Board.
Most recently, Mr. Graf was interim Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Communications.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2000.
He was Vice Chairman of the Board from 2001 to 2002 and President and Chief Operating Officer of the company from 1999 to 2002.
Before that, he was Director, President and Chief Operating Officer of Centennial Cellular Corp.
Board of Directors
Rudy Graf President and COO of CitizensRudy J. Graf has been a director of Electric Lightwave since January 2002.He was formerly the President and Chief Operating Officer of Citizens Communications.In February 2001, he was elected Vice Chairman and a member of the Citizens Communications Board of Directors.Prior to joining Citizens, Mr. Graf was President and Chief Operating Officer of Centennial Cellular Corp., a provider of wireless telephone services throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.Centennial was created in 1991 by the consolidation of Citizens' cellular telephone interests with those of Century Communications Corp.The CCW Acquisition Corp acquired Centennial in January 1999.Before 1991, Mr. Graf was Regional Vice President of Metromedia Telecommunications.Prior to that, he spent 13 years with AT&T in a variety of management positions.Mr. Graf earned a B.A. from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida.