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RICHARD D POWELL H: (847) 295-8802/M: (847)-254-8313 rp49f78e@westpost.

net 631 Ravine Avenue Lake Bluff, IL 60044

CORE COMPETENCIES Regional Operations Management * General Management * Dynamic Leadership * Team Building * Relationship Building * Training * Best Practices * Capacity Planning * Projec t Management * Negotiations & Agreements * Productivity * Cost C ontrol * High Standards * Focus On Results EDUCATION 1973-1975 New York Institute of Technology Master of Business Administration w/Distinction, November 1975 Concentration: Telecommunications Management 1964-1968 United States Military Academy Y Bachelor of Science, June 1968 Major: General Engineering EXPERIENCE 2010-2003 XO Communications Chicago, IL Senior Manager, Field Operations-Midwest * Provided outstanding leadership and management direction to a diverse Field Op erations team that included both wireline and wireless (Nextlink) services that encompassed 70 highly skilled Central Office and Field Service technicians throu ghout five (5) major Midwest cities (Chicago, Detroit, St Louis, Nashville, Memp his). * Consistently achieved the highest monthly percentage of Installed Revenue with in Central Region Operations * Transformed Chicago Operations (one of the three largest markets within XO Com munications) to be the acknowledged "best performer" as a result of semi-annual Logistics inventories with regard to equipment and parts accuracy. * Provided expert oversight and project management over a multitude of capacity and technology upgrades throughout my assigned markets. * Worked extremely closely and effectively with a multitude of other supporting groups, such as CO Engineering, Transport Engineering, Network Planning, Service Delivery, Logistics, and Finance to ensure customer requirements were installed on-time and as specified. * Chicago Operations was awarded XO's 2009 Network Quality Improvement Award in a national competition involving 60+ markets. 2002-1999 Nextlink Communications Chicago, IL Director, Telecom Cost of Services-Midwest * Analyzed LEC and ILEC telco bills to ensure the most cost efficient access mea ns were being utilized to support the needs of customers, with the goal of conso lidating or changing access means to significantly reduce Telco Cost of Services , thereby significantly enhancing the Company's bottom line. * Investigated opportunities and compiled data used for presentations to potenti al clients

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1998-1990 MCI Telecommunications Chicago, IL Director, Carrier Relations/Telco Management - North * Managed and negotiated carrier issues/disputes between MCI and NYNEX, Ameritec h, US West, and PacBell * Proactively managed a 20-person Telco Cost Billing Center and leveraged its ou tput to settle a wide range of issues/disputes between the aforementioned Carrie rs. Senior Manager, IL & WI Field Operat ions * Provided exceptional leadership and management direction to a diverse Field O perations team that encompassed 35 highly skilled Central Office and Field Servi ce technicians throughout IL and WI. Senior Manager, Carrier Relations/Ame ritech * Managed and negotiated all carrier issues/disputes between MCI and Ameritech. 1990-1988 Titan Corporation

Stuttgart, GE Program Manager, Europe * Developed "Command & Control" studies for US European Command * Developed the Defense Switched Network (DSN) funding plan for the JCS to appro ve the introduction of digital switches within US European Command 1968-1988 Department of Defense/US Army USA/Vietnam/Europe LTC, Division Chief, US European C ommand/J-6 (Communications-Electronics Directorate) LTC, Operations Officer, 93d Signa l Brigade, VII US Corps Major, Battalion Executive Officer , 34th Signal Battalion, VII US Corps Major, Tactical Officer, Staff & F aculty, USMA, West Point, NY ADDITIONAL * Graduate, US Army RANGER School * Graduate, US Army AIRBORNE School * Lettered three (3) years, USMA's Intercollegiate Baseball Team * Personal interests include playing racquetball & golf