Two members of the audit committee have ties to companies that received business from Qwest
The chairman of Qwest's audit committee is the former chairman and a current director of printing company Mail-Well. Mail-Well says it had a contract from Qwest in December, 2001 worth several million dollars. The deal has never been disclosed in Qwest's financial documents. Stephens says he was unaware of the contract.
She's president and CEO of Alvarado Construction, which received a $1.3 million construction contract from Qwest in early 2000. Qwest says the contract ended before Alvarado became a member of its audit committee.