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Verizon Wireless Promotes Mario Turco To Director Of Business Sales in Pennsylvania

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November 19, 2008

Sheldon Jones
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TREVOSE, PA — Verizon Wireless has promoted Mario Turco to director of business sales for Verizon Wireless’ Philadelphia Tri-State Region which includes central, northeastern and southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. In this position, Turco will oversee sales of the company’s wireless communications services and data products to small-to-medium businesses and large corporations across the region.

Previously, Turco served as director of retail sales and operations where he was responsible for staffing, growth and productivity for 133 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and kiosks across the region. In this role, he successfully executed the most aggressive store build plan in the region’s history, opening 17 new locations in 2007 and generating $1 billion in revenue last year.

An 11-year veteran of the wireless industry, Mario began his career in finance at Bell Atlantic Mobile and has held various positions of increasing management responsibility within the company, including associate director of indirect sales for the Northeast area and director of indirect agents in Philadelphia.

Turco is a board member of the Philadelphia Police Athletic League (PAL) and was honored as a recipient of the NJBIZ and the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award. He resides in Princeton, N.J.

Verizon Wireless employs 71,000 nationwide. In addition to being an industry leader in network reliability and customer loyalty, Verizon Wireless consistently ranks as one of the best places to work in the country because of its employee-friendly policies. Earlier this year, the company was named to Training magazine’s 2008 list of “Top 125 Training Organizations in America” for the seventh consecutive year, placing fourth among U.S. companies and was the highest ranked wireless carrier on the list. 

Verizon Wireless also offers highly competitive salaries and benefits including health care coverage beginning on the first day of employment, a 401(k) program with dollar-for-dollar matching of up to six percent of the employee’s salary contribution, profit-sharing and tuition reimbursement for both full and part-time employees who seek continuing education. To learn more, interested candidates may visit the company’s website at www.verizonwireless.com/careers.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 70.8 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 71,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request 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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