Dr. J. Posts to Williams Board

TULSA, Okla. -- Williams Communications Group (NYSE: WCG - news), a leading provider of broadband services for bandwidth-centric customers, announced today the appointments of John A. (Ian) Craig, Morgan O'Brien and Julius W. Erving to the company's Board of Directors.

Craig brings to the board more than 30 years experience in telecommunications. Most recently, as Nortel's executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Craig was responsible for overseeing the development and integration of Nortel Networks marketing strategy with its business objectives and operational priorities. O'Brien is vice chairman of Nextel Communications, Inc. O'Brien co- founded Nextel in 1987 as Fleet Call, Inc., and served as chairman of the board from 1987 to 1996. Erving is president of The Erving Group, Inc. and senior vice president of the Orlando Magic professional basketball team.

"The leadership these appointments bring to our Board will be invaluable as we spin off from our parent company, Williams," said Howard Janzen, president and chief executive officer of Williams Communications. "Their broad-based expertise in diverse business arenas makes them ideal additions to our board."

optical 12/4/2012 | 8:37:08 PM
re: Dr. J. Posts to Williams Board Dr. J was brought in to spruce up the Williams company basketball team. Rumor has it that Tulsa based WorldCom (coached by that ex-high school b-ball coach Bernie Ebbers) kicked Williams tail several weeks back. LR, you need to get your best reporters on this story!

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