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Bell Atlantic Executive Named to Academy of Women Achievers

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Bell Atlantic Executive Named to Academy of Women Achievers

November 12, 1998


Steve Marcus ,

NEW YORK -- The YWCA of the City of New York has named Marsha
E. Holmes, vice president of Public and Operator Services at Bell Atlantic,
to the Academy of Women Achievers.

The AWA, founded by the YWCA in 1974, recognizes the achievements
and contributions of professional women and is committed to the
education, advancement and acknowledgment of women in the workplace.
The organization has more than 2,000 members.

"Membership in the AWA is a significant honor that recognizes
outstanding accomplishment and places the honoree in the ranks of
America's most important female executives," said Sally T. Butler,
president of the New York YWCA.

Ms. Holmes, who joined C&P Telephone -- now part of Bell Atlantic -- in
Richmond, Va. 24 years ago, oversees budgets, planning and operations
support for Bell Atlantic operator and pay phone service throughout the
corporation's 13-state territory. She will be formally inducted into the
AWA, along with other honorees, at a luncheon Nov. 17 at the New York

Bell Atlantic is at the forefront of the new communications and information
industry. With 42 million telephone access lines and eight million wireless
customers worldwide, Bell Atlantic companies are premier providers of
advanced wireline voice and data services, market leaders in wireless
services and the world's largest publishers of directory information. Bell
Atlantic companies are also among the world's largest investors in high-
growth global communications markets, with operations and investments in
23 countries.