MCI, legally known as WorldCom , is appointing five new members to its board of directors. The appointments will become official when the carrier emerges from bankruptcy protection. W Grant Gregory, former chairman at Touche Ross; Judith Haberkorn, retired executive from Bell Atlantic Corp.; Laurence Harris from Patton Boggs; Eric Holder, former US Deputy Attorney General; and David Matlin, CEO at MatlinPatterson Global Advisers, will join the board. MCI also plans to appoint a chairman of the board. CEO Michael Capellas currently also holds that title.