Verizon Names Area Manager for Central Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. - Verizon Virginia has appointed Randolph A. Dillard the company's area manager for central Virginia. Dillard replaces Irving Taylor, who retired last November.

In his new position, Dillard will manage Verizon's public policy programs throughout the 804 area code - a region including the Richmond metropolitan area, Petersburg, Hopewell, the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Southside Virginia.

A Newport News native, Dillard has held a variety of positions at Verizon since 1993 in the company's consumer and small-business sales and service centers. He most recently was a project manager overseeing the planning and installation of data communications services for large-business customers in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Dillard received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Morehouse College in Atlanta, a master's certification in project management from The George Washington University, and a master's certification in business administration from the University of Richmond.

Dillard and his wife, Valerie Robinson Dillard, live in Hanover County with their son Alexander. Dillard is based in Richmond.

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