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Chukwudi Otagburuagu Of Santa Barbara, California, Wins Top Honors For Sales And Customer Service At Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet

Honor Earned by just 1 Percent Of Company's Sales Executive Team

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March 12, 2009

Heidi Flato
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WALNUT CREEK, CA — Chukwudi Otagburuagu, Retail Sales Manager with Verizon Wireless in California, has earned membership in Verizon Wireless’ President’s Cabinet. The honor is reserved for those ranking in the top one percent nationally in sales during 2008.

Otagburaugu earned the distinction by demonstrating exceptional sales leadership and customer service in assisting customers with wireless productivity tools; including wireless data applications like Mobile Broadband, V CAST and other Verizon Wireless multimedia and data solutions. The recognition places him as one of the company’s top performers among its more than 18,000 sales executives across the country in 2008.

“At Verizon Wireless, we encourage our employees to listen carefully to the needs of our customers and match the right products and services to those needs,” said Rich Garwood, regional president, Verizon Wireless. “Chukwudi Otagburuagu exemplifies what it means to put customers first. He is highly valued by us and his customers.”

Editor’s Note: A digital photo is available of the President’s Cabinet award winner by contacting Heidi Flato at Heidi.Flato@verizonwireless.com.

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