Thursday, December 15, 2005

SureWest Names Oldham as CEO

SureWest Communications, which serves the Sacramento, California region, named Steve C. Oldham to serve as the company's president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2006. Oldham, 55, has served as a member of SureWest's Board of Directors since January 2004, and has been chair of the Board's Audit Committee since June 2004. He retired from Sierra Pacific Resources in 2002 as senior vice president, energy supply after a 26-year career during which he held various positions in its accounting, finance and regulatory departments, including senior vice president, corporate development and strategic planning.

SureWest also announced that Brian H. Strom, the company's current president and CEO will remain an employee of the company until March 31, 2006, at which time he will retire as an executive officer after 17 years of service, but continue in a consulting role.