Verizon's Lowell McAdam to Receive TechAmerica Medal of Achievement

Verizon's Lowell McAdam to Receive TechAmerica Medal of Achievement

55th Recipient to Join Prestigious Group of Tech Pioneers

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TechAmerica, the leading U.S.
technology trade association, is delighted to announce today that Lowell
McAdam, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Verizon, will be the
55^th recipient of the David Packard Medal of Achievement award. The Medal of
Achievement recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of the
high-tech industry and for distinguished service to the community, the
industry and humankind.

"Lowell McAdam has been a transformational force in erasing the line between
telecommunications and technology. His career has been dedicated to
revolutionizing the global wireless industry while leading Verizon's foray
into emerging technologies like M2M, telematics and smart sensors, all of
which continue to transform our daily lives," said Shawn Osborne, President &
CEO of TechAmerica. "We couldn't be more thrilled to honor Lowell with
TechAmerica's highest honor."

The Medal of Achievement award has a history of honoring those that have
shaped the U.S. technology industry and greatly contributed to the global
leadership position enjoyed by the industry. Mr. McAdam joins a distinguished
group of technology groundbreakers. Previous winners include William Hewlett
and David Packard of Hewlett Packard; Ross Perot of Electronic Data Systems;
Thomas J. Watson, Jr. of IBM; Gordon Moore, Paul S. Otellini and Andrew Grove
of Intel; John W. Thompson of Symantec; Ray Lane of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield
and Byers; and the 2012 recipient Reid Hoffman, Greylock Partners and LinkedIn
co-founder.

Mr. McAdam said: "Verizon's focus is to grow our business while using our
world-class technology to improve the lives of our customers across the globe.
Our 4G LTE, fiber and global backbone networks are an unmatched platform for
bringing innovators across the technology industry together to address some of
the world's biggest challenges in health care, sustainability and education.
David Packard understood better than anyone the corporate responsibility of
sharing success with the communities you serve, so it is a tremendous honor to
be recognized in his name."

Mr. McAdam assumed the CEO position at Verizon in August 2011 and the
Chairmanship on January 1, 2012. Previously he served as Verizon's President
and Chief Operating Officer as well as CEO of Verizon Wireless. Prior to
joining Verizon in 2000, Mr. McAdam served in leadership positions with a
number of global telecommunications firms.

Mr. McAdam is a director of the National Academy Foundation, a partnership
between business leaders and educators that helps high schools across the
country establish and run technical and service academies to prepare students
for college and careers. He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from
Cornell and a master's degree in business administration from the University
of San Diego. He also spent six years in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps
and became a licensed professional engineer in 1979.

The Medal of Achievement will be presented November 7, 2013 in Menlo Park, CA.

For additional information on the awards, please click here.

About TechAmerica

TechAmerica is the leading association for the U.S. technology industry – the
driving force behind productivity growth and job creation in the United States
and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing premiere
technology companies of all sizes, we are the industry's only trade
association dedicated to advocating for the ICT sector before decision makers
at the state, federal and international levels of government. With offices in
Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, Brussels and Beijing, as well as regional
offices around the U.S., we deliver our members top-tier business intelligence
and networking opportunities on a global scale. We are committed to expanding
market opportunities and driving the competitiveness of the U.S. technology
industry around the world. Learn more about TechAmerica at
www.techamerica.org.

CONTACT: Stephanie Craig
         202-682-4443
         Stephanie.craig@techamerica.org
 
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