The Progress & Freedom Foundation Special Event  -
James Q. Crowe Bio
Mr. Crowe is Chief Executive Officer of Level 3 Communications, Inc., the first international communications company to fully leverage the power of Internet technology. Having assumed the leadership of Level 3's predecessor, a diverse group of companies and holdings, in 1997, Mr. Crowe reshaped it into a single company with a core focus on communications and information services.

James Q. Crowe
Chief Executive Officer
Prior to assuming the leadership of Level 3, Mr. Crowe served as Chairman of WorldCom, following that company's merger with MFS Communications Company in 1996. Prior to that, Mr. Crowe was Chairman and CEO of MFS, a company he founded and took public in 1993. At the time of its $14.3 billion merger with WorldCom, MFS was the largest competitive local carrier in the U.S. and Europe.

Mr. Crowe serves on the Board of Directors of Level 3 Communications, Peter Kiewit Sons', RCN Corporation, and Commonwealth Telephone.