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.