Level 3 Communications has appointed James O. Ellis, Jr., as Chairman of the Board at its Board of Directors, replacing Walter Scott, Jr.
Ellis has been a member of the Board since March 2005. Since November 2013, he has served as an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. From May 2005 until May 2012, Ellis was the president and CEO of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Lockheed Martin and Dominion Resources, and served on the Board of directors of Inmarsat PLC until March 2014. Ellis is former commander of the United States Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, where he had global responsibility for strategic warning systems, integrated missile defense, space operations and other critical national defense functions.