MONROE, La., Oct. 1, 2018 – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced today that Clay Bailey has been named senior vice president of public policy and government affairs, effective Oct. 1. He succeeds John F. Jones, who is retiring after nearly 25 years of service with the company.
Bailey has held several senior executive positions with the company and previously served as CenturyLink’s senior vice president of transformation. In that role, he was responsible for leading the integration teams of CenturyLink and Level 3 as the two companies came together, as well as selecting the best products, processes and systems to expedite the combined company’s transformation.
Prior to that, Bailey served as CenturyLink’s senior vice president and treasurer and also served as the company’s senior vice president of regional operations. During his tenure with CenturyLink, Bailey led the company’s regulatory and legislative teams at both the federal and state levels. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
CenturyLink’s public policy and government affairs organization is responsible for representing the company’s public policy positions to federal, state and local policymakers and regulatory commissions, including the Federal Communications Commission, Congress and other government agencies and industry groups.
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.
Linda M. Johnson