Sandy Price, one of a handful of Sprint executives who predate CEO Marcelo Claure, is retiring from the Overland Park-based wireless company. Her last day comes next week.
Price became senior vice president of human resources in May 2006 and most recently was executive vice president. She previously had been with Sprint’s local telephone division before it separated from the company as Embarq in 2005. She joined the company in 1993 after an earlier career in education.
In May, Great Plains Energy, which owns Kansas City Power & Light, added Price to its board of directors.
“We announced internally a few months ago that Sandy was retiring after a long and successful career at Sprint,” spokesman Dave Tovar said in an email.
Price remained with Sprint during a transition to a new head of human resources.
Ismat Aziz joined the company in mid-May as senior vice president of human resources. She previously had been senior vice president of human resources at Sam’s Club. She also has worked for Sears Canada, MDS Pharmaceuticals and Corby Distilleries.
Sprint recently hired Jim Hyde to lead its prepaid and wholesale wireless operations. He succeeded Dow Draper, who became chief executive of Virgin Mobile, which is part of Sprint’s prepaid operations.
Claure has largely remade the executive team since he came to lead Sprint in August 2014. He hired several executives from outside the U.S. wireless market for key positions, including chief financial officer Tarek Robbiati, chief marketing officer Roger Solé and chief operating officer for technology Günther Ottendorfer.
Other longtime Sprint employees among the company’s top ranks include Jaime Jones, president of Sprint’s south area; Karen Freitag, president of enterprise and wireless; John Saw, chief technology officer; and Kimberly Green-Kerr, vice president and general manager of small and medium business.