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Susanne Guyer of Verizon Joins Media Institute Board of Trustees

FOR RELEASE: June 20, 2007

Contact: Richard T. Kaplar
The Media Institute
703-243-5700

 

Washington, June 20, 2007 - Patrick D. Maines, president of The Media Institute, announced today that Susanne Guyer of Verizon Communications has joined The Media Institute's Board of Trustees. She was elected at the board's mid-year meeting in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Guyer is Senior Vice President - Federal Regulatory Affairs for Verizon Communications in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for developing and advocating the company's federal regulatory policy initiatives on a wide range of issues including broadband deployment, entry into the video services market, telecommunications competition, and consumer protection.

Ms. Guyer has extensive background in consumer and business marketing, state regulatory matters, and external affairs gained over the course of her career at New England Telephone, NYNEX, Bell Atlantic, and Verizon. She played a key regulatory advocacy role in the Bell Atlantic-NYNEX merger in 1997, the Bell Atlantic-GTE merger that formed Verizon in 2000, and the Verizon acquisition of MCI in 2005.

Ms. Guyer holds an MBA from Boston University and is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of Washington, D.C.

"We are pleased to welcome Susanne Guyer, and her telecommunications perspective will be an important addition to our Board," said Maines.

The Media Institute's Board of Trustees is comprised of representatives from the broadcasting, cable, online, and print industries, as well as communications attorneys. The board is chaired by former FCC chairman Richard E. Wiley, senior partner of Wiley Rein in Washington, D.C. For more information about the Institute, visit www.mediainstitute.org.