Rapid City, S.D, Residents Win Top Honors For Sales And Customer Service At Verizon Wireless' National President's Cabinet

RAPID CITY, SD — Verizon Wireless has named three Rapid City, S.D. residents to the company’s prestigious President’s Cabinet. The honor is reserved for those ranking in the top one percent nationally in sales during 2011, placing them among the company’s top performers from among its more than 25,000 sales people nationwide.

Earning recognition are Samuel Black, senior retail sales representative; Kasi Goodnick, retail sales representative; and Zachary Knecht, assistant retail sales manager. The three work at the Verizon Wireless Communications Store located in Rushmore Crossing.

Black, Goodnick and Knecht earned the distinction by demonstrating exceptional sales leadership and delivering an outstanding customer experience from wireless devices like the 4G LTE-capable Galaxy™ Nexus™ by Samsung and DROID XYBOARD by Motorola, to productivity tools, including wireless data applications like Mobile Broadband.

“At Verizon Wireless, we are very focused on listening to our customers and making sure they have the best wireless experience possible,” said Seamus Hyland, president–Great Plains Region, Verizon Wireless. “Sam, Kasi and Zachary work diligently to understand and meet their customers’ needs and exceed their expectations.”

Black and Goodnick are graduates of Rapid City Central High School in Rapid City, S.D. Knecht graduated from Chadron State College in Chadron, Neb.

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