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June 20, 2012 at 12:22 PM EDT
Verizon Wireless Names Chris Felix President Of Upstate New York Region
Will direct wireless strategy, sales, operations and customer experience in region

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today that Chris Felix has been named president of the company's Upstate New York Region. He replaces Russ Preite who has been named president of the company's Northern California/Nevada/Hawaii Region.

As regional president, Felix will set the company's strategic direction and direct its sales, operations, financial performance and the customer experience in Upstate New York.

Previously, Felix served as vice president - Federal Government Sales for Verizon Wireless, where he was responsible for managing sales and customer service, negotiating customer agreements and ensuring compliance in working with federal government accounts nationwide. He has held various leadership positions in corporate and government sales, as well as retail sales and operations for the company's Washington-Baltimore-Virginia Region. He also served as director of corporate sales in the Carolinas/Tennessee Region.

Felix began his wireless career in 1988 with Bell Atlantic Mobile. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from James Madison University.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: 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.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless

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