Sprint Nextel's new CMO steps down, too

Sprint Nextel has seen a number of executive departures in recent months, now the carrier's chief marketing officer, Mark Schweitzer has announced he will step down at the end of May. Sprint's own head of customer management, Tim Kelly will fill Schweitzer's position, and SVP of finance operations, Steve Nielsen will step up to fill Kelly's post. Kelly and Nielsen will both report to CEO Gary Forsee.

"Mark has been a key member of Sprint Nextel's leadership team for more than ten years, and we have been fortunate beneficiaries of his innovation and leadership," Forsee said. "I thank Mark for his many contributions, and I am pleased to have Tim and Steve move to these new roles where they can continue to position the company for success."

The carrier recently said goodbye to two of its key content executives, Paul Reddick and John Styers. AT&T's Cingular CMO, Mark LeFar recently left his post, too.

For more on the Sprint CMO's departure:
- read this press release