Shepherd to Head BellSouth External Affairs in Augusta

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from BellSouth Corporation

    AUGUSTA, Ga., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- BellSouth (NYSE:   BLS) announced
 today that Stan Shepherd has been named Regional Manager - External Affairs
 for Augusta and its surrounding communities.  In his new position, Shepherd
 will be responsible for all corporate and external affairs, community
 relations and marketing support activities in Augusta and Richmond County, as
 well as in the surrounding counties of Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock,
 Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, McDuffie and Warren.
     He replaces Merle Temple who recently retired from the company.  He is
 currently a manager for BellSouth Business in Augusta responsible for sales
 engineering, customer positioning and customer escalations.
     "We are very pleased to have someone of Stan's caliber to lead our
 external affairs activities in the Augusta area," said Phil Jacobs, President
 of BellSouth's Georgia Operations.  "Stan brings an extensive marketing
 background to this position and that experience, coupled with his involvement
 in many Augusta community organizations, will serve our company well in this
 important market."
     He was born in Maryville, Tennessee, moved to the Augusta area in 1975 and
 graduated from Evans High in 1983.  He received a BBA degree in marketing from
 Georgia Southern College in 1987 and started his career with BellSouth in
 Atlanta in April of 1988.  He returned to Augusta to assume a position as a
 Marketing Account Executive in 1989.  In addition to his current position,
 Stan has also held various sales positions with BellSouth Business and
 Southern Bell Advanced Systems in Augusta.
     Shepherd is currently a Board member for the March of Dimes and the
 Development Authority of Columbia County, and a member of the Augusta Rotary
 Club and Wesley United Methodist Church.
     He is married to the former Ms. Tammy Gibbs and they have two sons --
 Cody, 8 and Jake, 6.
 
     About BellSouth Corporation
     BellSouth Corporation is a Fortune 100 communications services company
 headquartered in Atlanta, GA, serving more than 44 million customers in the
 United States and 16 other countries.
     Consistently recognized for customer satisfaction, BellSouth provides a
 full array of broadband data and e-commerce solutions to business customers,
 including Web hosting and other Internet services.  In the residential market,
 BellSouth offers DSL high-speed Internet access, advanced voice features and
 other services.  BellSouth also provides online and directory advertising
 services, including BellSouth(R) RealPages(SM).com.
     BellSouth owns 40 percent of Cingular Wireless, the nation's second
 largest wireless company, which provides innovative wireless data and voice
 services.
 
     CONTACT:  Joe Chandler
               770/391-2484
               BellSouth Media Relations
               joe.chandler@bellsouth.com
 
 

SOURCE BellSouth Corporation
    AUGUSTA, Ga., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- BellSouth (NYSE:   BLS) announced
 today that Stan Shepherd has been named Regional Manager - External Affairs
 for Augusta and its surrounding communities.  In his new position, Shepherd
 will be responsible for all corporate and external affairs, community
 relations and marketing support activities in Augusta and Richmond County, as
 well as in the surrounding counties of Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock,
 Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, McDuffie and Warren.
     He replaces Merle Temple who recently retired from the company.  He is
 currently a manager for BellSouth Business in Augusta responsible for sales
 engineering, customer positioning and customer escalations.
     "We are very pleased to have someone of Stan's caliber to lead our
 external affairs activities in the Augusta area," said Phil Jacobs, President
 of BellSouth's Georgia Operations.  "Stan brings an extensive marketing
 background to this position and that experience, coupled with his involvement
 in many Augusta community organizations, will serve our company well in this
 important market."
     He was born in Maryville, Tennessee, moved to the Augusta area in 1975 and
 graduated from Evans High in 1983.  He received a BBA degree in marketing from
 Georgia Southern College in 1987 and started his career with BellSouth in
 Atlanta in April of 1988.  He returned to Augusta to assume a position as a
 Marketing Account Executive in 1989.  In addition to his current position,
 Stan has also held various sales positions with BellSouth Business and
 Southern Bell Advanced Systems in Augusta.
     Shepherd is currently a Board member for the March of Dimes and the
 Development Authority of Columbia County, and a member of the Augusta Rotary
 Club and Wesley United Methodist Church.
     He is married to the former Ms. Tammy Gibbs and they have two sons --
 Cody, 8 and Jake, 6.
 
     About BellSouth Corporation
     BellSouth Corporation is a Fortune 100 communications services company
 headquartered in Atlanta, GA, serving more than 44 million customers in the
 United States and 16 other countries.
     Consistently recognized for customer satisfaction, BellSouth provides a
 full array of broadband data and e-commerce solutions to business customers,
 including Web hosting and other Internet services.  In the residential market,
 BellSouth offers DSL high-speed Internet access, advanced voice features and
 other services.  BellSouth also provides online and directory advertising
 services, including BellSouth(R) RealPages(SM).com.
     BellSouth owns 40 percent of Cingular Wireless, the nation's second
 largest wireless company, which provides innovative wireless data and voice
 services.
 
     CONTACT:  Joe Chandler
               770/391-2484
               BellSouth Media Relations
               joe.chandler@bellsouth.com
 
 SOURCE  BellSouth Corporation