Bell Atlantic - Virginia Promotes Irving Taylor To Director - External Affairs

Bell Atlantic-Virginia Promotes Irving Taylor To Director-External Affairs

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Irving Taylor


RICHMOND, Va. -- Bell Atlantic-Virginia has promoted Irving B. Taylor

Jr., area manager for central Virginia, to the position of

director-External Affairs.

In his new capacity, he will direct Bell Atlantic-Virginia's statewide

economic development and philanthropic initiatives, while continuing

to oversee public affairs in Greater Richmond.

A Richmond native, Taylor is an 18-year Bell Atlantic veteran. His

career spans assignments in network operations, outside plant

engineering and, most recently, marketing.

He is a graduate of Morgan State University and holds a master's

degree in business administration from Hampton University. He also

graduated from the Executive Training Program at the University of

Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

Taylor was instrumental in Bell Atlantic receiving the National

Corporate Partner Award from the National Association of Women

Business Owners. He also provided leadership for the 1997 Richmond

AIDS Walk.

Taylor is a mentor for the newly formed Richmond Boys Choir. He also

serves on the boards of Theatre IV, Metropolitan Business League, the

Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Metro Richmond, the

Hand Workshop Arts Center and Communities-in-Schools for Richmond.

Taylor is also on the Virginia Public Broadcasting board, an

appointment made by Gov. George Allen. In addition, he is a member of

the advisory board of Fidelity Federal Savings Bank, and a vice

president of the Association of Telecommunications Managers in


Taylor and his wife, Sandy, have two children and live in the city of


The new Bell Atlantic - formed through the merger of Bell Atlantic and

NYNEX - is at the forefront of the new communications, information and

entertainment industry. With 40 million telephone access lines and

5.5 million wireless customers worldwide, Bell Atlantic companies are

premier providers of advanced wireline voice and data services, market

leaders in wireless services and the world's largest publishers of

directory information. Bell Atlantic companies are also among the in

Richmond. He was also instrumental in creating the Richmond Boys

Choir and world's largest investors in high-growth global

communications markets, with operations and investments in 21