FRAMINGHAM (11/03/2003) - MCI last week appointed former U.S. Senator Warren Rudman as a senior adviser to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Michael Capellas and the company's board of directors. MCI says the former senator will focus on "ethics and corporate governance." Rudman will help the company complete and implement its "expanded corporate governance initiatives," according to MCI. This announcement comes on the heels of MCI's appointment of Nancy Higgins as executive vice president of ethics and business conduct and chief ethics officer just two weeks earlier.