Verizon Wireless Names Walden To Lead Mountain Region

Verizon Wireless Names Walden To Lead Mountain Region

August 3, 2000


Patti Finley,
(425) 603-7503

DENVER, Colo., - Verizon Wireless has named Marni Walden president of its Mountain Region markets, including Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. In her new role, Walden is responsible for the region's sales and financial performance.

A native of Wyoming, Walden joined Verizon Wireless, then doing business as AirTouch Cellular, in 1998 as director of sales for Colorado and Wyoming. She is a ten-year veteran of the wireless industry and has held senior positions with Western Wireless, McCaw Communications, AT&T and AirTouch.

Walden holds a bachelor's degree in English from California State University at Chico.

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.