Glen F. Post, III is the chief executive officer and president of CenturyLink, an S&P 500 integrated communications service provider based out of Monroe, Louisiana. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1974 at Louisiana Tech University and an MBA in 1976 at Louisiana Tech. Post joined CenturyLink in 1976. He was named vice president in 1982 and was promoted to senior vice president and treasurer in 1984. He was appointed to the CenturyLink board of directors in 1985, and the following year he was promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer. In 1988 Post was named executive vice president and chief operating officer. He became the president and chief operating officer of CenturyLink in 1990. In 1992 Post was named vice chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer. In 2002 he was appointed chairman of the board and chief executive officer. Since 2009 Post has served as chief executive officer and president of CenturyLink. With a total compensation of $6.56 million in 2010, Post ranks 165th on the Forbes executive pay list of 2010. His honors include: Louisiana Tech College of Administration and Business Distinguished Alumni in 1991, Louisiana Tech University Tower Medallion Award in 1997 and DeGree Enterprises Lifetime Achievement Award in Business 2003.