Prodigy names Trachtenberg president-chief operating officer

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Prodigy Communications named David Trachtenberg president-chief operating officer. Mr. Trachtenberg was formerly executive director of online marketing at MCI WorldCom.

Former Prodigy President-Chief Operating Officer Russ Pillar is leaving to pursue other opportunities, but will remain on Prodigy's board of directors.

Mr. Trachtenberg led MCI's Internet marketing efforts. He oversaw the negotiations for Yahoo! Online powered by MCI Internet, a co-branded Internet access service. Yahoo! switched to AT&T Corp. for its Internet access when MCI was forced to sell its Internet business to Cable & Wireless.

Copyright December 1998, Crain Communications Inc.

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