Tuesday, January 2, 2007

EarthLink Announces Passing of CEO -- Garry Betty

Garry Betty, EarthLink's President and CEO, passed away on January 2 due to complications from cancer. He was 49. Mr. Betty had been with the company since 1996. Before joining EarthLink, Garry served as CEO of Digital Communications Associates, Inc. (DCA) -- the youngest CEO of a New York Stock Exchange listed company. He also was a member of the Boards of Directors of Equifax, Global Payments, Inc., and the Carter Center Board of Councilors. Garry graduated in 1979 from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering.

EarthLink also announced that Mike Lunsford will remain interim CEO, a position he has held since November 27, 2006, when Mr. Betty took a leave of absence.


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