Mueller Resigns As Idearc's Chair, CEO

  • February 28, 2008
John J. (Jack) Mueller has resigned as Idearc's chairman and CEO for "unforeseen health reasons, effective immediately," the company announced. The Idearc Board of Directors has appointed Frank P. Gatto, currently Idearc's EVP, as interim CEO while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement.

Gatto, 53, has been responsible for leadership of Idearc's sales operations, customer care, strategic planning, marketing, advertising, publishing, printing, directory distribution, information technology, billing and collections. Prior to becoming EVP, Gatto advanced through several positions at Idearc, including president for the Northeast region of the U.S. and SVP for operations support.

--Tanya Irwin

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