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Telecommunications executive

Donald Allan Bliss, American Telecommunications executive. Director United for Arizona, Phoenix, since 1987, Phoenix Economics Growth Corporation, since 1987; Chairman of the Board River City Roundup, Omaha, 1986; chairman United Way Corporation Division Campaign, Omaha, 1985, United States Savings Bonds Campaign, Phoenix, 1989, 90. With United States Navy, 1952-1954.

Background

Bliss, Donald Allan was born on August 24, 1932 in Minneapolis.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1963.

Career

Splicers helper, Northwestern Bell, St. Paul, 1951-1952;lineman, frameman, switchman, service foreman, Northwestern Bell, St. Paul, 1952-1963;district manager, toll area manager, installation repair, Northwestern Bell, Omaha, 1963-1970;general customer services, supervisor, general supervisor switching, Northwestern Bell, Omaha, 1970-1976;facilities manager South Dakot customer services, Northwestern Bell, Sioux Falls, 1976-1978;assistant vice president customer services/residence, Northwestern Bell, Omaha, 1978-1983;vice president, chief executive officer, North Dakota, Northwestern Bell, Fargo, 1983-1984;vice president regulatory and expert affairs, chief executive officer, Northwestern Bell, Omaha, 1984-1987;vice president, chief executive officer, U S West Communications, Phoenix, since 1987. Board directors Continental General, Omaha, since 1988, Phoenix Community Alliance,1987-, Inroads/Phoenix Inc., 1988-1989, Compas, Phoenix, since 1988, Security Pacific Bank, 1990, U. Arizona Foundation, 1990.

Membership

Director United for Arizona, Phoenix, since 1987, Phoenix Economics Growth Corporation, since 1987. Chairman of the Board River City Roundup, Omaha, 1986. Chairman United Way Corporation Division Campaign, Omaha, 1985, United States Savings Bonds Campaign, Phoenix, 1989, 90.

With United States Navy, 1952-1954.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, fishing, swimming, hunting.