Verizon Wireless Names New Vice President Of Information Technology For South Area

ALPHARETTA, GA — Verizon Wireless, America's best, most reliable wireless network, announced today that John Hinshaw has been named Vice President of Information Technology for the company's South Area, which encompasses Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and Tennessee. Hinshaw relocated from Bridgewater, NJ to the Atlanta area at Verizon Wireless' South Area Headquarters in Alpharetta, GA.

"We are very excited to have John join our South Area team," says Jack Plating, President of Verizon Wireless South Area. "He brings solid experience to the table and I'm confident he'll be able to help enable business growth and drive efficiencies."

As Vice President of IT, Hinshaw will be responsible for overseeing all Information Technology for the South Area including technology support of the area's stores and call centers. Additionally, he has nationwide responsibility for the enterprise data warehouse, commissions systems, collection systems and the wholesale market systems.

Hinshaw possesses over 15 years of Information Technology experience and has held previous positions including Vice President - ERP Systems & IT Finance/Administration for Verizon Wireless, Director-Information Systems for Bell Atlantic Mobile, Consultant for Accenture and Computer Systems Manager for the American Embassy in London, England.

Hinshaw is a native of Norfolk, Virginia and he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. While attending James Madison, John designed and implemented several of the University's Library computer systems.

Hinshaw serves on the Advisory Board for Stevens Institute of Technology Masters Program, the College of Charleston Advisory Board for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Board of Directors for Men Stopping Violence in Atlanta.

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