News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Mike Bolden Manager At Burlington Center In New Jersey

March 27, 2002

Pam Boyd
pam@thomasboyd.com
856-642-6226

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

BURLINGTON, NJ — Verizon Wireless has named Mike Bolden store manager for the company's retail location in the Burlington Center. In his new position, Bolden will be responsible for new sales, employee training, customer service, billing and inventory.

"Mike has a vast knowledge of Verizon Wireless retail sales," said Ray Troiano, district manager. "His proven success as a sales representative and his track record in providing outstanding customer service will be invaluable in his role as manager of the Burlington Center store."

A three-year employee of Verizon Wireless, Bolden most recently served as store manager for Verizon Wireless' Abington, Pa., retail location. Prior to that, he served as a Flt. Medic in the U.S. Air Force. He earned his associates degree in Allied Health.

Bolden is a three-time member of Verizon Wireless' 100 percent club, an honor reserved for Verizon Wireless employees who achieve the top percentage of sales in the region.

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