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Mike O'Connell And Adam Shaw Of Minnesota, Named To Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet

Honor Given to Company's Top Sales and Customer Service Performers

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March 16, 2009

Karen Smith
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763-595-2511Maureen Cahill
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Verizon Wireless has named Mike O'Connell of Brooklyn Center, and Adam Shaw of Savage, to the company's prestigious President's Cabinet.

These Verizon Wireless employees demonstrated exceptional sales leadership in 2008 by providing customers with outstanding service related to company products and service plans. They earned the award by meeting several criteria, including being ranked in the top 1 percent in 2008 sales, placing them each as one of the company's top performers among more than 18,000 sales people.

"At Verizon Wireless, we are very focused on making sure our customers have the best wireless experience possible," said Nancy Clark, president — Great Plains region, Verizon Wireless. "Both Mike and Adam work diligently to understand and exceed our customers' needs and expectations."

O'Connell is a senior retail sales representative at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 1010 W. Lake St. in Minneapolis. He is a graduate of Concordia University in St. Paul.

Shaw is an account executive on the Business Sales team at Verizon Wireless' Plymouth location. He is currently a student at the University of Minnesota.

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