STAMFORD, Conn. -- GTE Corp. named the senior executives for its new world headquarters staff organization and said they will have expanded
responsibilities under the companys new structure.
The appointments follow GTEs April 25 announcement that it will integrate certain corporate and operating-unit staffs and relocate its world
headquarters from Stamford to the greater-Dallas area, where it already has more than 9,000 employees.
"The new organization will enable us to respond more aggressively, efficiently and quickly to opportunities created by the Telecommunications Act of
1996," said GTE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles R. Lee. "By centralizing more of our staff functions, we will be able to better support
an integrated approach to the marketplace."
The following staff organization executives and their new titles and responsibilities are effective immediately They all report to members of GTEs Office
of the Chairman and are members of the Executive Leadership Committee, a small group of senior executives that works closely with the Office of the
Chairman in identifying and addressing key strategic issues. The positions will be located in Dallas beginning later this year:
William P. Barr, 47, was named executive vice president - government & regulatory advocacy, general counsel. Barr, formerly senior vice president
and general counsel, reports to Vice Chairman and President - International Michael T. Masin. In addition to his current responsibilities for GTEs legal
and government affairs departments, Barr also will lead all legislative and regulatory advocacy activities.
J. Michael Kelly, 40, formerly senior vice president - finance, was named executive vice president - finance and planning. Kelly, the companys chief
financial officer, reports to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles R. Lee and also assumes responsibility for corporate planning and
development. He also will continue to direct the activities of the corporate controller, investment management, investor relations, tax and treasury
functions. In addition, all tax functions within the company will be centralized and report to him.
J. Randall MacDonald, 48, was named executive vice president - human resources and administration. Formerly senior vice president -human
resources and administration, MacDonald now will have all business unit human resources departments reporting directly to him. He also assumes
GTE-wide responsibility for aviation, environmental, headquarters facilities, safety and security functions. MacDonald reports to Masin.
Harvey W. Greisman, 48, formerly vice president - corporate communications, was named senior vice president - public affairs and communications.
Greisman, who reports to Masin, continues to head GTE-wide communications and business-unit headquarters public affairs functions. He also
assumes responsibility for all field business unit public affairs/communications staffs.
With revenues of more than $21 billion in 1996, GTE is one of the largest publicly held telecommunications companies in the world.