News Release

Richard Stevenson Promoted To District Manager Of Verizon Wireless Communications Stores In Northwestern Pennsylvania

October 4, 2005

Laura Merritt
Laura.Merritt@VerizonWireless.com
614-560-2605Patricia Quolke, Quolke Communications
For Verizon Wireless
pquolke@adlephia.net
412-563-0367

WARRENDALE, PA — Verizon Wireless, the nation's wireless leader in customer loyalty, today announced the promotion of Richard Stevenson to district manager for northwestern Pennsylvania. Stevenson will oversee the Verizon Wireless Communication Stores in Butler, Cranberry Township, Erie, Meadville as well as the North Hills store on McKnight Road in Pittsburgh.

"Rich brings a strong focus on customer satisfaction to his new role, and his emphasis on quality will benefit our customers," said Roger Tang, president—Ohio/Pennsylvania Region, Verizon Wireless. "I'm pleased to welcome Rich to this important position because he has the skills and experience to help us maintain long-lasting relationships with our customers as they visit our Communication Stores throughout northwestern Pennsylvania."

Previously, Stevenson served as manager of the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at Century III Mall in West Mifflin. After joining the company in 1996 as an office assistant, he was promoted to retail sales representative and was named assistant manager of the Monroeville store in 2000. He served as manager of the Verizon Wireless Kiosk at Pittsburgh International Airport before being named manager of the company store at Century III Mall in 2003.

Stevenson earned his bachelor of science degree in marketing in 1992 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Actively involved in the community, he was a volunteer for the National Senior Olympics held earlier this year in Pittsburgh. For the past 12 years, Stevenson has volunteered for the United Way Day of Caring and is involved with his church in West Mifflin. He and his family reside in Wilkins Township.

About Verizon Wireless
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