LAUREL, Md., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has appointed Marquett Smith president of the company's Washington, DC/ Maryland/ Virginia region which is headquartered in Howard County, Maryland. He is responsible for sales, operations, network expansion and customer service for the region that includes about 3,000 employees.
Smith succeeds Mike Maiorana, who has been named senior vice president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions.
Smith began his career at Verizon Wireless in 2002, serving as director of the company's customer service center in Laurel, MD. Over the past decade, he has received several promotions and held various management positions of increasing responsibility in sales, customer service and corporate communications. He has twice won Verizon Wireless' President's Cabinet Award for sales excellence and has received the prestigious Verizon Chairman's Award for outstanding business leadership.
Prior to joining Verizon Wireless, Smith worked for Sprint and held executive positions in service and sales with America Online, Cybercash and Interliant.A native Washingtonian, Smith earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Radford University and completed the Executive Management Program at MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a member of the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Economic Club. About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 100.1 million retail customers, including 94.3 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. For the latest news and updates about Verizon Wireless, visit our News Center at http://news.verizonwireless.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWNews.