Verizon Wireless Announces Region Executive Team

Verizon Wireless Announces Region Executive Team

Regional President States Company Commitment to Provide Simple, Affordable Wireless Service for Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Nevada Consumers

August 24, 2000


Andrew Colley,

PHOENIX, Arizona - Verizon Wireless today announced the executive team for its Desert Mountain Region. Regional President Jerry Gallegos provides strategic direction for the region, which includes Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Nevada. He also leads a new Desert Mountain team that consists of regional and state executives. Regional representatives include:

  • Craig Scott, director of retail sales
  • Paul Borselli, director of marketing
  • Cathy Marsh, acting finance director
  • Wes VerWoert, program manager - sales and distribution
  • Carmella Cesario, reseller operations manager

State representatives include:

  • Jackie Bach, Las Vegas director of sales
  • Todd Elliot, Arizona director of sales
  • Eric Thorson, New Mexico district sales and service manager

Gallegos has been part of the Verizon Wireless team for more than nine years holding various positions including indirect sales manager, branch director and general sales manager. Gallegos joined AirTouch Cellular in 1991 as a retail account executive in Denver, Colo.

"We are committed to providing simple, affordable wireless service to Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Nevada consumers," said Gallegos. "That is why we have recently launched our new Digital Plus Calling Plans that will enable our Desert Mountain region customers to travel throughout Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Nevada, California and Hawaii, and use their included anytime minutes to make and receive calls - free of roaming charges. On a national basis, Verizon Wireless is investing more than $3 billion to strengthen our coast-to-coast network, which will further expand the digital footprint and increase capacity for wireless voice and data services provided to the new company's more than 25 million customers. Our new calling plans and network investment are just two examples of how we are diligently working to meet the needs of our customers."

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 25 million wireless voice and data customers and nearly 4 million paging customers. The new coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp - now Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) -- and Vodafone AirTouch Plc (LSE:VOD; NYSE:VOD). The new company includes the assets of Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless, PrimeCo Personal Communications and AirTouch Paging. The new company has a footprint covering nearly 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets. Verizon Wireless, headquartered in New York City and Bedminster, NJ, is 30,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company in its Media Center on the Web at: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mediacenter.