Level 3 Names Storey President, Operations Chief

Level 3 Communications Inc., a provider of fiber optics-based telecommunications services, reported Friday that it has hired Jeff K. Storey as president and chief operating officer, effective today. The Broomfield, Colo.-based firm noted that the 48-year-old Storey most recently served as president of Leucadia National Corp.'s Leucadia Telecommunications Group. Before that, Level 3 said, he spent five years with WilTel Communications, a run that included a three-year stint as president and chief executive officer until the company's December 2005 sale to Level 3. Storey, Level 3 added, has also worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone—where he began his telecommunications career—and for Cox Communications.