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Sprint Nextel Names New Boss for its CDMA Business

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Sprint Nextel has named Robert H. (Bob) Johnson president of its CDMA business unit. Johnson, a senior marketing, sales and customer service executive formerly with AT&T Wireless, will join the company later this month.

"Bob is the perfect leader for Sprint's largest business unit," said Sprint Chief Executive Officer Dan Hesse. "He is a seasoned wireless veteran and I have seen how effective Bob can be in leading marketing, sales, retail and customer service operations. Bob is a great leader of people and a true team player. I am confident he will make a big impact here."

Another Sprint executive with a similar name, Robert L. (Bob) Johnson, currently serves as Chief Service Officer.

"I am excited about joining the Sprint team," noted Johnson. "I look forward to helping the talented group of people, already in place, continue to build on the momentum that is underway at the company."

Keith Cowan, currently interim president of Sprint's CDMA business unit, will continue as president, Strategy and Corporate Development, leading Sprint's overall strategic planning.

Johnson co-founded and most recently served as chief operating officer of Sotto Wireless in Seattle, Wash. Previously Johnson served 16 years as a key executive at AT&T Wireless including serving as executive vice president of the company's marketing, sales and customer service functions.

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