Verizon Names David Magnant To Head National Operations in Potomac Region

NEW YORK -- Verizon has selected David Magnant, president of the company's National Operations unit for the Northwest, to assume a similar role in the Potomac region. The appointment is effective July 8.

In his new position, Magnant will be responsible for installation, repair, construction and customer service for 9.5 million telephone lines in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and the Martinsburg area of West Virginia. Magnant will be based in Baltimore.

He replaces Chris Creager, who was recently named senior vice president of National Operations for Verizon. The company will announce a replacement for Magnant at a future date.

"Dave has built an impressive record of outstanding service results and financial performance," said Valarie Shreve, senior vice president of customer operations for Verizon's National Operations unit in the southern region. "We are delighted to have someone with his leadership and experience to lead the largest region in our domestic telecom organization."

Before his appointment as Northwest region president of National Operations, Magnant served in a variety of engineering and operations positions in the U.S. and abroad. During his 32-year career in telecommunications, Magnant has been active in a number of professional and business organizations. He holds a business management degree from Lesley College.

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