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Manuel Pacheco And Joseph Thunhorst of Iowa Named To Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet

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

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March 23, 2009

Karen Smith
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763-595-2511Debbie Hilt
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DES MOINES, IA — Verizon Wireless has named Manuel Pacheco of Waukee, and Joseph Thunhorst of Ankeny 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, making each of them 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 Manuel and Joseph work diligently to understand and exceed our customers’ needs and expectations.”

Pacheco is an assistant manager–Retail Sales at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 3714 Merle Hay Road in Des Moines. He is a graduate of Bell Gardens High School in Los Angeles, Calif.

Thunhorst is a manager–Retail Sales at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store at 3714 Merle Hay Road in Des Moines. He is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

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