Joseph A. Cannon, president and chairman of Geneva Steel of Utah, has been appointed to the executive board of US WEST Communications, formerly Mountain Bell.

Cannon, who is also of counsel with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro, accepted the position effective April 19, said W. Mack Lawrence, US WEST Communications vice president and chief executive officer."Mr. Cannon has knowledge in many areas that impact Utah which include, economic, environmental, governmental, legal, civic and industrial," Lawrence said. "We are pleased that he accepted the appointment and look forward to sharing his expertise."