News Release

Verizon Wireless Names New Associate Director of Business Sales For Indiana/Michigan/Kentucky

February 3, 2004

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680Emily Burkle
For Verizon Wireless
eburkle@hirons.com
812-331-7500, ext. 151

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Barry Kelley is the new associate director of business sales for Verizon Wireless' Indiana/Michigan/Kentucky Region. With this promotion, he is responsible for directing and managing outside regional sales teams in acquiring small- to medium-sized business accounts.

Kelley has been with Verizon Wireless and its legacy companies for 10 years. Previously as associate director of strategic sales, he led a team of major account managers who were responsible for cultivating Fortune 500 customers in Michigan.

In 1992, Kelley earned his bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Michigan, where he was part of four Big 10 championship football teams.

About Verizon Wireless
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