Bell Atlantic Names New Sales Manager For Large Business Services In West Virginia

Bell Atlantic Names New Sales Manager For Large Business Services In West Virginia

July 1, 1997

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Bell Atlantic has appointed Buddy L. Reynolds
sales manager for the company's Large Business Services division in
West Virginia. Reynolds is responsible for a team of account managers
who provide sales and service support to Bell Atlantic's largest West
Virginia business customers.

Reynolds began his career in 1987 as an account executive on small
business accounts for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of
West Virginia and moved to Large Business Services, where he was a
corporate account manager. Prior to his present assignment, Reynolds
was the sales manager for Bell Atlantic Network Integration.
Throughout his Bell Atlantic career, Reynolds has worked closely with
state and local government and higher education customers.

A Cottageville native, Reynolds graduated from the West Virginia
Institute of Technology in 1987 with a bachelor of science degree in
business management. Reynolds, his wife and two children live in

Bell Atlantic Corp. (NYSE: BEL) is at the forefront of the new
communications, entertainment and information industry. In the
mid-Atlantic region, the company's telephone company subsidiaries are
the premier providers of local telecommunications and advanced
services. Globally, it is one of the largest investors in the
high-growth wireless communication marketplace. Bell Atlantic also
owns a substantial interest in Telecom Corporation of New Zealand and
is actively developing high-growth national and international business
opportunities in all phases of the industry.