RICHMOND, Va. -- Bell Atlantic-Virginia today named Mike Rieley, its Lynchburg manager, to assume responsibility for the Roanoke Valley. Rieley will succeed Don Reid, who is retiring effective Nov. 21, 1997.
Reid leaves the company with 42 years of service, the last 10 of which were as Bell Atlantic's area manager for Roanoke. He and his wife plan to continue to live in the area.
Rieley, a 33-year veteran of Bell Atlantic, currently oversees Bell Atlantic's service in a wide area that stretches from Danville in the south through Lynchburg and Bedford to Staunton in the north. He will continue with his current responsibilities while picking up the duties in Roanoke. He plans to maintain offices in both Lynchburg and Roanoke.
Rieley, who grew up in Roanoke County and attended Northside High School, has served in a variety of capacities since joining C&P Telephone (now Bell Atlantic) in 1964 as a Frameman in Roanoke. In 1970, he was promoted to Roanoke Foreman, and he became Plant Manager for Blacksburg in 1972. He became Lynchburg's Area Manager in 1990.
Rieley has served as president of the United Way of Central Virginia and Interfaith Outreach Association, chairman of the Averett College Board of Associates, the Virginia College Fund and the Vision 2001 awards committee. He is also a distinguished past president of the Lynchburg Kiwanis Club.
Rieley has two adult children and lives in Bedford.
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