News Release

Four Pennsylvania Area Residents Named To Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet

Honor Given to Company's Top Sales Performers

March 10, 2005

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605Heather Kelly
Sacunas-Stoessel for Verizon Wireless
HKelly@sacunas-stoessel.com  

HARRISBURG, PA — Verizon Wireless has named four Harrisburg residents to the company's prestigious President's Cabinet. The honorees are as follows:

  • William Smeltzer, government account manager and 14-year veteran of Verizon Wireless
  • Shawn Shirk, business account executive and four-year veteran of Verizon Wireless
  • Michael Venable, retail sales representative and six-year veteran of Verizon Wireless
  • Ulysses Walker, retail sales representative and five-year veteran of Verizon Wireless

The four were given the President's Cabinet designation for ranking in the top 1.5 percent nationally in sales during 2004, placing them as some of the company's top performers among its more than 15,000 sales executives.

Smeltzer, Shirk, Venable and Walker earned the honor by demonstrating exceptional sales leadership in providing Central Pennsylvania customers with outstanding service on company products and plans, such as the NationalAccess high-speed wireless data network, and TXT and Picture Messaging services.

"Verizon Wireless has built a reputation as the leader in customer satisfaction," said Roger Tang, president—Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. "These employees have demonstrated the company's commitment to its customers by performing beyond expectations, providing their customers with the best wireless experience possible. I'm pleased to recognize their hard work and dedication."

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 43.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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