Jorge Velasquez, Rebecca Paresa Win Top Honors For Sales And Customer Service At Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet in Hawaii

HONOLULU, HI — Jorge Velasquez, assistant retail manager, and Rebecca Paresa, retail sales representative with Verizon Wireless in Honolulu, Hawaii have earned membership in Verizon Wireless' President's Cabinet. The honor is reserved for those ranking in the top two percent nationally in sales during 2005.

They earned the distinction by demonstrating exceptional sales leadership in providing Puget Sound area customers with outstanding service on company products and services, including wireless data services, like NationalAccess service, TXT and Picture Messaging services. The recognition places him among the company's top performers among its more than 15,000 sales executives across the country.

"At Verizon Wireless, we encourage our employees to focus on matching our products and services to customer needs," said Mark Yamauchi, director of Hawaii Sales, Verizon Wireless. "Jorge and Rebecca exemplify what it means to put customers first. They are highly valued by us and their customers."

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