February 26, 1997
CONTACT:Tracey Kennedy (401) 525-3631
NYNEX Announces New State President for Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE -- Donna C. Cupelo has been
named NYNEX President & CEO for Rhode Island. In this
capacity, she will serve as the states chief NYNEX
executive, representing all areas of the corporation
including primary responsibility for service, earnings,
government and regulatory affairs, public policy, community
affairs and economic development.
Cupelo, who was vice president and
general manager for NYNEX operations in central and western
Massachusetts, succeeds Carol Grant, who accepted a position
as vice president of human resources at Textron Inc., a
global, multi-industry company headquartered in the Ocean
State, effective February 1.
Donna Cupelo is eminently qualified to
continue NYNEXs longstanding commitment to provide local
leadership in the communities where our customers live and
work, said Wayne Budd, Senior Vice President -- NYNEX New
Cupelo joined New England Telephone in
1978 as a market administrator in Worcester, Mass.,
supporting business customers in central and Western
Massachusetts. She received a business administration degree
from Providence College in 1978 and an M.B.A. from Babson
College in 1981. --
After holding a variety of sales,
marketing and process improvement positions with New England
Telephone and NYNEX, she became vice president and general
manager for NYNEX operations in central and Western
Massachusetts in April 1995.
Cupelo has been active in the American
Cancer Society; Telephone Pioneers of America; the Dedham,
Mass., Food Pantry and Housing Authority; and in the
Franklin, Mass., school system.
NYNEX is a global communications and
media corporation that provides a full range of services in
the northeastern United States and high-growth markets
around the world, including the United Kingdom, Thailand,
Gibraltar, Greece, Indonesia, the Philippines, Poland,
Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The corporation is a leader
in telecommunications, wirefree communications, directory
publishing and video entertainment and information services.
NYNEX is also managing sponsor of FLAG -- Fiberoptic Link
Around the Globe -- the world's longest undersea fiber optic
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