News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Jason Olson District Manager Of Philadelphia Tri-State Region Retail Stores

December 12, 2002

Sheldon Jones
sheldon.jones@verizonwireless.com
215-638-5668

Stacey Himes
shimes@tierneyagency.com
215-790-4331

TREVOSE, PA — Verizon Wireless has appointed Jason Olson to District Manager of Communications Stores for the Philadelphia Tri-State Region. In this position, he will oversee nine Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and kiosks in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, including Ardmore, Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill Mall, Plymouth Meeting Mall, Roosevelt Mall, Woodhaven, Neshaminy Mall and the company's two communications store locations on Market Street in Center City, Philadelphia. In addition to Olson's management responsibilities, he will also be responsible for customer service, store personnel training, store sales and operations compliance.

"Jason's management experience, commitment to customer service and in-depth knowledge about Verizon Wireless' products and services will be invaluable in his role as district manager," said Mike Maiorana, director of Communications Stores for Verizon Wireless' Philadelphia Tri-State Region.

Olson has spent his entire career in the field of retail sales. A Verizon Wireless employee for seven years, he has held several positions with the company and most recently served as associate director, retail operations. In this position, Olson's duties included direct supervision of retail channel sales, operating procedures and operations staff. Prior to that, he served as an assistant store manager in the company's Washington, Baltimore, Virginia Region.

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