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County native in top Verizon post

Daniel Mead CEO of Verizon Wireless

September 29, 2010
A Warren County native is scheduled to assume the top position at Verizon Wireless. Daniel S. Mead, currently a resident of State College, Pa., has been named president and chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless, effective Oct. 1, 2010. He currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer for the company. Mead grew up in Pleasant Township and graduated from Warren Area High School in 1971. He is the son of Carol and Will Mead of Warren. He earned a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in quantitative business analysis and finance from The Pennsylvania State University. The University appointed Mead as a member of The Behrend Council of Fellows in October 2006, and he was named an Alumni Fellow in 2008. Mead received the Penn State Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor given by the university, in June 2010. In his current role as executive vice president and COO, which he assumed in 2009, Mead is responsible for Verizon Wireless’ nationwide operations and the delivery of industry-leading performance for consumer, business, government and enterprise customers. Prior to his present position, Mead was president of Verizon Telecom, an organization delivering telephone, internet and entertainment services to residential and small business customers across 25 states and the District of Columbia. From 2005 to 2007, Mead was the president of Verizon Services Operations, responsible for managing finance operations, real estate and supply chain services for all Verizon companies. Mead was one of the founding executives of Verizon Wireless in 2000 and served as president of the company’s 15-state Midwest Area. He also has held leadership roles in various telecommunications functions with Verizon and its predecessor companies.

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