News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Director of Sales in Arizona

November 6, 2001

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

PHOENIX, AZ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless provider, has named Dawn Berman-Schackner as director of direct business sales in Arizona.

In her new position, Berman-Schackner will be responsible for leading, planning and directing business and data sales in the state of Arizona. She brings more than sixteen years experience in the wireless industry to her new role. Berman-Schackner began her wireless career in 1985 as a direct sales account executive with US West Cellular, now part of Verizon Wireless. She later held a series of increasingly responsible positions including branch manager in Phoenix and Tucson and manager of major accounts. Prior to her most recent appointment, Berman-Schackner served as the sales manager of major and national accounts for Verizon Wireless in Arizona.

She has served on the Executive Association of Greater Phoenix and is currently a member of the Arizona SIDS Alliance Board of Directors.

Berman-Schackner is a graduate of Arizona State University.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28.7 million wireless voice and data customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular and GTE Wireless. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 97 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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