John Dreher

Vice President and General Manager

CenturyLink

Age: 54



http://www.centurylink.com

John Dreher

As vice president and general manager
 of CenturyLink in Jacksonville
, John Dreher has responsibility for CenturyLink's operations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

CenturyLink, of Monroe, La., employs 390 people in Arkansas. After the completion of its $22 billion acquisition of Qwest Communications, CenturyLink became the third largest telecommunications company.

Before being named general manager for the four-state market in 2004, Dreher worked as vice president of wireline marketing at Alltel Corp.