Diane McCarthy Named Chair of the Common Ground Alliance Board of Directors

 Diane McCarthy Named Chair of the Common Ground Alliance Board of Directors

CGA Is Leader in Promoting Effective Prevention Practices to Help Reduce
Damage to Underground Facilities

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Diane McCarthy, Verizon network and
technology senior vice president, has been named chair of the Common Ground
Alliance board of directors.

McCarthy, whose appointment became effective in January, also represents the
telecommunications stakeholder group on the alliance's board. Each director
represents one of 16 alliance stakeholder categories.

The Common Ground Alliance is a member-driven association dedicated to
ensuring public safety, environmental protection and the integrity of services
by promoting effective damage prevention practices; fostering a sense of
shared responsibility for underground-facility protection; supporting research
and conducting public awareness and education programs; identifying and
disseminating best practices; and serving as a clearinghouse for damage data
collection, analysis and dissemination.

In her role at Verizon, McCarthy leads a technical field operations team of
approximately 14,000 employees who build and maintain one of the world's
largest and most advanced networks that reaches customers located in more than
2,700 cities in more than 150 countries. McCarthy's operations team supports
Verizon's global IP network that delivers solutions for wholesale and
enterprise customers as well as Verizon's domestic fiber-to-the-premises
network -- the power behind one of the nation's fastest, most reliable
Internet service as well as TV service with unsurpassed picture quality.

Prior to her current role, McCarthy oversaw all wholesale and retail ordering,
provisioning and repair for data and voice services.

She previously served as vice chair and treasurer for the CGA board. She was
named 2009 Corporate Woman of the Year by Garden State (N.J.) Woman magazine
in recognition of her leadership and commitment to community service. McCarthy
also is a member of the advisory board for Rutgers Institute for Women's

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is
a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline
communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale
customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless
network, with more than 98 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon
also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services
over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated
business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of
the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues,
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SOURCE Verizon

Website: http://www.verizon.com
Contact: Lynn Staggs, +1-918-590-2403, lynn.staggs@verizon.com
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