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Verizon Joins with Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. to Examine Disaster Response


Verizon Joins with Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. to Examine Disaster ResponseVerizon leaders in New Jersey joined with Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., (D-6th Dist.) as well as other utilities, local elected officials and media outlets that cover the state, for a forum that examined the lessons learned and the progress since Superstorm Sandy struck three years ago. The backdrop for the Sept. 2 event was the Monmouth Beach Elementary School, which was devastated in the storm and took a year of reconstruction for the children to return. Verizon used the forum to display its emergency disaster trucks and tents, designed to give storm victims immediate access to telecommunications during the worst disasters.

Pictured (L to R): New Jersey Representative Frank Pallone, Jr., (D-6th Dist.); Verizon's Paul Sullivan and John Szeliga



Verizon New Jersey Director Honored with Company’s Highest Honor


Verizon New Jersey Director Honored with Company‚Äôs Highest HonorErik Sheehan, a director of operations for Verizon New Jersey, was recently recognized by Bob Mudge, President of Consumer and Mass Business for Verizon Telecom, with the company’s highest honor, the Verizon Credo Award. As a leader and an innovator on Verizon New Jersey’s team, Erik created a number of programs in 2014 to streamline internal processes and identify opportunities to improve his team’s performance to make a difference for customers. [ Learn More ]

Pictured (L to R): Erik Sheehan accepts Credo Award from Bob Mudge



Volunteer Spotlight: Delivering the Comforts of Home to Troops Overseas

50 volunteers from 13 organizations, including Verizon employees and their families, gathered at Verizon’s operations center in Livingston, N.J., for an “Adopt A Unit” pack-up. In all, the volunteers packed 64 boxes that will be sent to more than 225 New Jersey troops stationed currently in Bahrain and Kuwait.

Partners in the event included the American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey Board of Directors; Audio Visual Associates; Cub Scout Pack #168, Rutherford; CWA District 1; IBEW Local 827; Inserra Shop Rite and Shop Rite Family; New Jersey Carpenter’s Union; Prominent Properties – Sotheby’s International Realty; PSE&G; Realogy; United Water; and Wilken & Guttenplan, LLC. Congratulations and THANKS to everyone who participated!




What is Global Corporate Citizenship?

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