NEW YORK - Keiko Harvey, who oversees Verizon's fast-growing Internet services and long-distance network business, is one of the "Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business," according to the Asian American Business Development Center. Harvey will accept the honor at the organization's annual awards dinner today in New York City.
The business development center, which supports Asian American entrepreneurs in the New York metropolitan area, selected Harvey for her outstanding leadership and business expertise. Asian Americans whose businesses or corporations are located in the Tri-State area were eligible for the award.
"Keiko Harvey represents leadership at its best," said John Wang, Asian American Business Development Center president. "During her 30-year career with Verizon, she advanced from an entry-level engineering job to lead one of the company's most visible business units. We salute Keiko for her achievements and commend Verizon for its support of multicultural employees."
Harvey is Verizon's senior vice president-Advanced Services, responsible for the company's consumer and small-business digital subscriber line (DSL) and dial-up Internet services, as well as for building its nationwide long-distance network. Prior to her appointment in July 2001, Harvey was president and CEO of Verizon Global Networks Inc., a Verizon subsidiary responsible for developing and operating the company's long-distance network.
"Being named one of the outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business is a special honor," said Harvey. "Many skills contribute to success in business, but the key ingredient is customer satisfaction. If you meet the needs of your customers, you'll be on the road to success."
Harvey was born in Japan and came to the United States when she was 17 years old. A graduate of Rutgers College of Engineering, she has received numerous awards for her contributions to the business community. Her honors include the Tribute to Women in Business Award; the New Jersey Women of Achievement Award; the Union County, New Jersey Commission on the Status of Women Award; and the Asian American Achievement Award from the Asian American Heritage Council of New Jersey.
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