Verizon Names Pennsylvania Executive to Oversee Service in Alabama, Kentucky, Carolinas

DURHAM, N.C. -- Terri Price Dean, a 24-year veteran of Verizon Communications, will oversee Verizon's installation, repair and construction

activities in Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Dean will become president of national operations for the company's south region, effective Sept. 1. She succeeds Woodrow Williams who retired July 31. Her

primary office will be located in Durham.

Over the past two years, Dean has served as director for sales channels in Verizon's Business Solutions Group in Philadelphia. In that job, she directed sales and

marketing efforts of a large contingent of Verizon sales agents. Prior to that, she led an organization of 700 employees responsible for provisioning and repair

services for small-business customers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

In 1977, Dean joined Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania (now Verizon) as an assistant manager in operator services in Pittsburgh. Two years later, she

became a supervisor for installation and repair service there.

In the years that followed, Dean rose through the ranks, gaining valuable experience in a variety of disciplines, including switching, budgeting and product

Dean is a graduate of the company's yearlong Accelerated Leadership Development Program and a recipient of the company's coveted Leaders in Excellence

Award. She also was recognized by the Philadelphia YMCA with its Black Achiever in Business Award.
Dean, a native of Charlottesville, Va., is a graduate of Chatham College in Pittsburgh.

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