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Bell Atlantic-Virginia Promotes Irving Taylor To Director-External Affairs
RICHMOND, Va. -- Bell Atlantic-Virginia has promoted Irving B. Taylor
Jr., area manager for central Virginia, to the position of
In his new capacity, he will direct Bell Atlantic-Virginia's statewide
economic development and philanthropic initiatives, while continuing
to oversee public affairs in Greater Richmond.
A Richmond native, Taylor is an 18-year Bell Atlantic veteran. His
career spans assignments in network operations, outside plant
engineering and, most recently, marketing.
He is a graduate of Morgan State University and holds a master's
degree in business administration from Hampton University. He also
graduated from the Executive Training Program at the University of
Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
Taylor was instrumental in Bell Atlantic receiving the National
Corporate Partner Award from the National Association of Women
Business Owners. He also provided leadership for the 1997 Richmond
Taylor is a mentor for the newly formed Richmond Boys Choir. He also
serves on the boards of Theatre IV, Metropolitan Business League, the
Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Metro Richmond, the
Hand Workshop Arts Center and Communities-in-Schools for Richmond.
Taylor is also on the Virginia Public Broadcasting board, an
appointment made by Gov. George Allen. In addition, he is a member of
the advisory board of Fidelity Federal Savings Bank, and a vice
president of the Association of Telecommunications Managers in
Taylor and his wife, Sandy, have two children and live in the city of
The new Bell Atlantic - formed through the merger of Bell Atlantic and
NYNEX - is at the forefront of the new communications, information and
entertainment industry. With 40 million telephone access lines and
5.5 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 in
Richmond. He was also instrumental in creating the Richmond Boys
Choir and world's largest investors in high-growth global
communications markets, with operations and investments in 21