TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: EarthLink CEO Dead at Age 49

Re: EarthLink CEO Dead at Age 49

Henry Cabot Henhouse III (
Wed, 3 Jan 2007 13:46:33 -0800

Pat --

Another Scientologist bites the dust. Big loss to humanity!

> Associated Press News Wire" <> wrote in message

> Garry Betty, the president and chief executive of EarthLink Inc., has
> died from complications of cancer, the Internet service provider said
> Wednesday. He was 49.

> Betty joined EarthLink in 1996 and oversaw the company's growth from a
> regional ISP with 500,000 subscribers to a national service provider
> with more than 5 million. He took a medical leave of absence in
> November. Atlanta-based EarthLink released no other information on his
> death.

> "Garry was instrumental in building EarthLink into the company it is
> today," company Chairman Robert M. Kavner said in a statement.

> EarthLink said Mike Lunsford will remain interim CEO.

> Prior to joining EarthLink, Betty served as CEO of Digital
> Communications Associates Inc. -- and was at the time the youngest CEO
> of a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

> Betty, a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, began his
> career at IBM Corp., and won the IBM President's Excellence Award in
> 1982 for his work on the original IBM PC.

> Copyright 2007 The Associated Press.

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: How do you know he was into Scientology?
Did the church ever announce him as such, or did he ever speak on
the topic? PAT]

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