Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO, is pleased to announce the appointment of Josh Blair as Executive Vice-President, Human Resources. Josh is responsible for driving TELUS' strategy to attract, develop and retain the best talent in the global communications industry, creating one of the best workplaces in Canada and supporting the more than 32,000 members of the TELUS team.
Josh joined TELUS in 1995 and most recently served as Senior Vice-President, Human Resources Strategy and Business Support. Over the past two years, Josh has built a best-in-class team focused on providing strategic HR support and has successfully recruited and developed many of Canada's top HR leaders. Under his leadership, TELUS has earned international recognition from the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) for using learning to drive enterprise performance. In 2005, he was named Learning Leader of the Year at the Thomson NETg Illuminati Awards.
Josh serves on the Board of Directors for the ASTD Certification Institute and the Board of Directors for Skills Canada BC. He is a professional engineer and graduated with distinction from the University of Victoria's Electrical Engineering program. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program at the Queen's School of Business.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.0 billion of annual revenue and 11.0 million customer connections including 5.4 million wireless subscribers, 4.4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being Canada's premier corporate citizen, we give where we live. Since 2000, TELUS and our team members have contributed more than $91 million to charitable and non-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1.7 million hours of service to local communities. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit TELUS.com.
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