Richard “Dick” Notebaert
Dick Notebaert is Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CenturyLink (formerly Qwest Communications International Inc.).
Formerly, Mr. Notebaert was president and chief executive officer of Tellabs, a position he had held since August 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Notebaert retired from his position as chairman of the board of Ameritech Corporation in December 1999. His 30-year career with that organization included appointments as president of Ameritech Mobile Communications (1986), president of Indiana Bell (1989) and president of Ameritech Services (1992). In 1993 he became president and chief operating officer of Ameritech Corporation and in January 1994 was named the company’s president and chief executive officer. He was elected to the position of chairman and chief executive officer on April 20, 1994.
In April 2003, President George W. Bush appointed Mr. Notebaert as a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), which provides industry-based analysis and recommendations on a wide range of policy and technical issues. Mr. Notebaert is also a member of the board of directors of Aon Corporation.
Mr. Notebaert received a bachelor’s of arts degree in 1969 and a master’s degree in business administration in 1983, both from the University of Wisconsin. He has received a number of honors and awards, including the 1999 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and four honorary degrees.