HOUSTON, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, announced today that Keith Gladhill has been named president – Houston/Gulf Region. He replaces Krista Bourne, who was recently named president – Carolinas and Tennessee region for Verizon.
In this role, Gladhill leads more than 1,500 employees and is responsible for directing sales, marketing, operations and financial performance across an area stretching from southeastern Texas along the Gulf Coast to the Florida Panhandle. The Houston/Gulf Coast region is headquartered in Houston, TX, which is part of the company's South Area.
Gladhill's experience in the wireless industry spans 21 years with Verizon Wireless and its legacy companies. He has experience in the region as a previous director of retail and indirect sales, and also served as acting president of the Houston/Gulf Coast region during 2011-2012. He holds a bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Management from Western Michigan University and received his MBA from the University of Houston.
"Keith's expertise in the Houston/Gulf Coast region, coupled with his long-standing track record of outstanding achievements in the business, ensure a bright future for this region, its teams and its fine leaders," said Roger Tang, president – South Area.
Gladhill added, "Working in various roles throughout the company has given me a unique perspective and understanding of how great customer service and increased sales go hand in hand. I'm so pleased to return to the Houston/Gulf Coast region, become involved in the city and support the company's initiatives."
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