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Richard Conrad, president of the northeast area for Verizon Wireless, is the first speaker in Old Dominion University's 2003 Executive in Residence Series Thursday, Oct. 23.

Sponsored by the College of Business and Public Administration, the series brings accomplished business leaders to campus to share firsthand experience with students. Conrad, a 1970 graduate of Old Dominion with a bachelor's degree in education, will speak at 12:30 p.m. in room 1005 of Constant Hall. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis.

Conrad is responsible for the Verizon's operations in the New England, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Virginia regions. He previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of PrimeCo Personal Communications and as president for the New York metropolitan region of Bell Atlantic Mobile.
At Bell Atlantic, Conrad expanded the sales, marketing, engineering, finance, administration and network systems in 15 New York and New Jersey counties, including Long Island, and in New York City's five boroughs. He also served as executive vice president and chief operating officer and southwest regional vice president of Bell Atlantic Mobile.

Walter Lance Anderson, president and chief operating officer of NovaStar Financial, will be the next speaker in the series on Nov. 11, followed by Olza M. Tony Nicely, president and chief executive officer, Insurance Operations of GEICO, on Feb. 19.

For more information call 683-3520 or visit the Web site www.odu.edu/execspeakers.

This article was posted on: October 10, 2003

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