Sprint Nextel, the $32 billion wireless company in Overland Park, Kan., hired Joseph Euteneuer as its CFO. Euteneuer is currently CFO at Qwest Communications. Once Qwest's merger with CenturyLink is complete, he will join Sprint, replacing Bob Brust, who will retire. Prior to joining Qwest in 2008, Euteneuer, 55, was CFO of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., a satellite radio provider. Earlier, he held various management positions at Comcast Corp. and its subsidiary, Broadnet Europe.
Altria Group, the $23.6 billion cigarette company in Richmond, Va., promoted Howard Willard to CFO and executive vice president. He succeeds David Beran, who becomes the company's vice chairman. Willard, 47, most recently served as executive vice president, strategy and business development. Since joining the company in 1992, he has also held finance, information services, compliance and corporate responsibility positions. Prior to joining Altria, Willard worked at Bain & Co. and Salomon Brothers.