Wireless Week Honors Denny Strigl for Lifetime Achievement

PRINCETON, NJ, (May 25, 2012) – Former Verizon Wireless President and CEO Denny Strigl, of Princeton, was honored by Wireless Week and industry leaders earlier this month when he received the publication’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the15th Annual Leadership Awards ceremony at the 2012 CTIA conference in New Orleans.
The Wireless Week awards program is designed to recognize excellence in the wireless industry. “When naming individuals, we look at their past contributions and expectations for the future,” said Monica Alleven, editor-in-chief. “So while we are recognizing Denny’s extraordinary career achievements, we also know that he remains a very influential voice in the industry as well as broader corporate America.”
Author of “Managers, Can You Hear Me Now?” Strigl is widely recognized as one of the most prominent architects of the wireless communications industry. He was responsible for bringing together the domestic wireless operations of Bell Atlantic, Vodafone AirTouch and GTE to form Verizon Wireless, now one of the top-performing companies in the industry. Strigl was president and COO of Verizon Communications until his retirement on December 31, 2009. He is a past chairman of the CTIA Board of Directors, was named to the Wireless History Foundation Hall of Fame in 2004, and received the CTIA Foundation’s Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership in 1998. Today Strigl is a national leadership expert, a keynote speaker, and a frequent guest on the FOX News Channel, FOX Business, CNBC and MSNBC.
CTIA is the International Association for the Wireless Telecommunications Industry and is dedicated to expanding the wireless frontier. Held at the Ernest N. Morial Conference Center, International CTIA Wireless 2012 drew more than 40,000 attendees.
For insights and tips for business success, visit Strigl’s blog at www.DennyStrigl.com and follow him on twitter www.twitter.com/dfstrigl.