News Release

Verizon Wireless Adds To Local Management Team In Michigan

Jacque Vallier Named Executive Director of Network For Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region

May 11, 2005

Michelle Gilbert
Michelle.Gilbert@VerizonWireless.com
248-915-3680

SOUTHFIELD, MI — Verizon Wireless has named Jacque Vallier executive director of network for the company's Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky Region.

In his new role, Vallier is responsible for all network operations across the three-state region, including system performance, radio frequency design, network engineering, real estate and construction.

Before joining Verizon Wireless, Vallier worked for Cingular Wireless as executive director of the company's Midwest Region Network Engineering. His background includes 15 years in the telecommunications industry, primarily in wireless communications.

Vallier holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He lives in Novi, Mich.

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