Asian American Business Group Names Verizon Wireless CIO One of 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business

May 28, 2008, 01:00 ET from Verizon Wireless

    NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asian American Business
 Development Center (AABDC) has named Verizon Wireless' Chief Information
 Officer Ajay Waghray as one of 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business.
 Waghray will be honored at an awards dinner and ceremony held here tonight
 at the Waldorf-Astoria.
 
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080528/NYW018 )
 
     The Asian American Business Development Center supports Asian American
 businesses and has organized the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business
 award since 2001. The award event highlights the contributions of Asian
 American businesses to the economy and recognizes senior-level corporate
 executives for their outstanding achievements and leadership.
 
     Waghray has been a leader of the Verizon Wireless Information
 Technology organization since the company was founded in 2000. He is
 currently responsible for the company's IT strategy, systems portfolio
 development and operation of all supporting infrastructure. Waghray's
 leadership has been recognized through the years. Most recently, he was
 identified as a "Premier 100 IT Leader" by IDG's Computerworld in 2008 and
 as "One to Watch" by CIO magazine in 2006.
 
     Waghray holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton
 School of Business; a master's degree in Computer Science from West
 Virginia University; and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from
 Birla Institute of Science (BITS) in Pilani, India.
 
     About Verizon Wireless
 
     Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and
 data network, serving 67.2 million customers. Headquartered in Basking
 Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint
 venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:   VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE:
 VOD). For more information, go to: www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and
 request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of
 Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia
 Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
 
 
 

SOURCE Verizon Wireless
    NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asian American Business
 Development Center (AABDC) has named Verizon Wireless' Chief Information
 Officer Ajay Waghray as one of 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business.
 Waghray will be honored at an awards dinner and ceremony held here tonight
 at the Waldorf-Astoria.
 
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080528/NYW018 )
 
     The Asian American Business Development Center supports Asian American
 businesses and has organized the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business
 award since 2001. The award event highlights the contributions of Asian
 American businesses to the economy and recognizes senior-level corporate
 executives for their outstanding achievements and leadership.
 
     Waghray has been a leader of the Verizon Wireless Information
 Technology organization since the company was founded in 2000. He is
 currently responsible for the company's IT strategy, systems portfolio
 development and operation of all supporting infrastructure. Waghray's
 leadership has been recognized through the years. Most recently, he was
 identified as a "Premier 100 IT Leader" by IDG's Computerworld in 2008 and
 as "One to Watch" by CIO magazine in 2006.
 
     Waghray holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton
 School of Business; a master's degree in Computer Science from West
 Virginia University; and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from
 Birla Institute of Science (BITS) in Pilani, India.
 
     About Verizon Wireless
 
     Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and
 data network, serving 67.2 million customers. Headquartered in Basking
 Ridge, N.J., with 69,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint
 venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:   VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE:
 VOD). For more information, go to: www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and
 request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of
 Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia
 Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
 
 
 SOURCE Verizon Wireless

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