Verizon Wireless Philadelphia Regional President Receives 40 Under 40 Award

Verizon Wireless Philadelphia Regional President
Receives 40 Under 40 Award

May 3, 2001



Ann McCrystal, president of Verizon Wireless' Philadelphia Tri-State region, headquartered in Trevose, PA, was recently named one of Business News New Jersey's "40 under 40." The annual 40 under 40 program recognizes the state's most distinguished business leaders under the age of 40.

McCrystal is one of the first females to be promoted within Verizon Wireless to the position of regional president. She oversees a staff of more than 900 employees and is responsible for the company's regional sales, customer service, network systems expansion, finance, administration and retail store network. The Philadelphia Tri-State region includes southern New Jersey, Philadelphia and its suburbs, the Lehigh Valley, and the state of Delaware.

During her first year as regional president, the company's Philadelphia Tri-State Region was named the leader in overall customer satisfaction among wireless users in the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates 2000 U.S. Wireless Customer Satisfaction StudySM. McCrystal's community outreach efforts are focused on domestic violence awareness and prevention and furthering education and literacy programs throughout the region.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 27 million wireless voice and data customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), including Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless and PrimeCo Personal Communications. Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.