James Quell Crowe (born 1949)
James Quell Crowe is a construction company executive
Crowe, James Quell was born on July 2, 1949 in Camp Pendleton, California, United States. Son of Henry Pierson and Mona (Quell) Crowe.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanics Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1972. Master of Business Administration, Pepperdine University, 1982.
Project engineer Cozzolino Construction Company, Portuguese of Albany, New York, 1971-1973.
Self-employed, Albany, 1973-1974. Engineer Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc Company, Incorporated, Saratoga, New York, 1974-1975, project engineer, Washington, 1975-1976, project manager various cities,1976-1980, vice president operations, Boise, Idaho, 1980-1983, group vice president-power, 1983-1986.
President Kiewit Industrial Company, Omaha, 1986. Chairman Metropolitan Fiber Systems, Chicago, 1988.
President Kiewit Energy Company, Omaha, 1988.
Director California EnergyCo., San Francisco.
Project engineer Cozzolino Construction Company, Port of Albany, New York, 1971-1973. Independent, consultant engineer Albany, 1973-1974. Engineer Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc, Saratoga, New York, 1974-1975, project engineer Washington, 1975-1976, project manager various cities, 1976-1980, vice president operations Boise, 1980-1983, group vice president power, 1983-1986.
President Kiewit Industrial Company, Omaha, 1986—1991. President, Chief Executive Officer MFS Communications, 1993—1997, Level 3 Communications, Broomfield, Colorado, 1997—2000, Chief Executive Officer, since 2000. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer MFS Communications Company, Inc., Omaha, 1988-1997.
Chairman WorldCom, Inc., 1997. Board director Level 3 Communications, Inc., since 1993. Director RCN Corporation, Commonwealth Telephone.
James Quell Crowe has been listed as a noteworthy communications executive by Marquis Who's Who.
Member National Academy of Engineering, American Nuclear Society.
Married Pamela L. Powell, June 20, 1986. Children: Sterling, Angela, James Michael.
Father: Henry Pierson Crowe ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Pierson_Crowe )
Mother: Mona (Quell) Crowe
Spouse: Pamela L. Powell
child: James Michael Crowe
child: Sterling Crowe
child: Angela Crowe
[Level 3 Communications, Incorporated]. today welcomed President Obama’s announcement of his intent to appoint James Q. Crowe, the company’s chief executive officer, to the position of Chair of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC).
“The public/private partnership of the NSTAC has resulted in unique contributions to critical infrastructure protection, information sharing, network convergence, security and communications infrastructure reliability across the nation.”
As chairman, Crowe will preside over a 30-member committee that comprises industry executives from major network service providers, IT, finance and aerospace companies. The NSTAC provides critical industry-based analyses and advice to the President on policy and technical issues regarding national security and emergency preparedness communications. The committee also develops recommendations to the President to assure vital telecommunications links through any event or crisis.
“I am honored by the opportunity to chair this important committee,” said Crowe. “The public/private partnership of the NSTAC has resulted in unique contributions to critical infrastructure protection, information sharing, network convergence, security and communications infrastructure reliability across the nation.” [...]
James Q. Crowe, who led the development of Level 3 Communications from its Omaha origins, announced Thursday he plans to retire by the end of 2013 from his position as the Broomfield, Colo., firm's chief executive officer.
The board of directors, led by chairman Walter Scott Jr., has formed a committee to select a new CEO. Crowe will remain on the board.
Crowe led MFS Communications Co. in Omaha when it was a subsidiary of Peter Kiewit Sons' Inc. under Scott and after it was spun off in 1995. It was sold in 1996, and Crowe returned to Kiewit to head the Diversified Group, which was founded in 1985 to hold Kiewit's nonconstruction assets.
A year later, he announced that Diversified Group would move its headquarters out of Omaha and start an Internet-related telecommunications business in a city where it would have an easier time attracting high-tech workers. It was discouraging news to the Omaha business community at a time when the Peter Kiewit Institute was in its infancy.
In 1998, Kiewit Diversified Group changed its name to Level 3 Communications Inc. and started trading on the NASDAQ exchange, drawing heavy investment from the Omaha area.
Today the firm provides data, Internet, voice, video, security, IT and managed services. It has service in more than 70 countries and more than 100,000 “route miles” of fiber optic cable.
“Level 3,” Crowe said, “is extraordinarily well-positioned to benefit from the worldwide explosion of voice, data and video carried over the Internet.”
In February, it reported year-end revenue of $6.38 billion, up from $6.32 billion in 2011. Level 3 in 2012 had a net loss of $422 million, compared with losses of $875 million the year before.
Scott thanked Crowe for his leadership and for all that he has done to build Level 3. “It is no exaggeration to say that, without Jim, there would be no Level 3.”