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Former Qwest GC makes career transition

Rich Baer joins UnitedHealth Group

Rich Baer joined UnitedHealth Group as executive vice president and chief legal officer effective May 31. In his new role, he will oversee the company’s legal, regulatory and compliance matters.

Baer served as GC for Qwest Communications International Inc. for nearly a decade. He was named Qwest’s chief administrative officer in 2008.

Denver-based Qwest is in the midst of a merger with CentryTel Inc. that is expected to be completed in 2012.

Read Rich Baer’s blog for in-house advice and anecdotes.

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