News Release

Verizon Wireless Names Bill Spargo New England Director Of Data Sales

Growing Demand for Data Solutions Spurs Creation of New Position

May 15, 2007

Mike Murphy
Michael.Murphy@VerizonWireless.com
781-932-1213Marcia Simon
860-395-7244

MERIDEN, CT — Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network and leader in customer loyalty, has named William (Bill) Spargo to the recently created position of director of data sales for the New England region. In this role, Spargo is responsible for leading and training Verizon Wireless' consumer and business sales teams on mobile productivity solutions like BroadbandAccess wireless Internet service, and VZ Access mobile e-mail solutions. Spargo will be based in Meriden, Connecticut.

"Customers are increasingly seeking out new ways to be more productive," said Verizon Wireless New England region president Ken Dixon. "We're investing in our training, sales and technical support teams to better serve our customers with data solutions."

Prior to accepting this new assignment, Spargo served as Southern New England director of retail sales and operations for the company. He joined Verizon Wireless in 1994 as a retail store manager in Orange, Connecticut, and has worked in various retail management positions.

Spargo holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Accounting and was a Verizon Wireless 2002 President's Cabinet award recipient, earning national recognition for his sales performance.

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