Chestertown, MD, March 18, 2003 — Washington College's J.C. Jones Seminar in American Business presents “The Exciting Changes Taking Place in the Telecommunications Industry,” a talk by William Roberts, President and CEO of Verizon Maryland Inc., Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at 7 p.m. in the College's Hynson Lounge. Originally scheduled in February but cancelled due to inclement weather, this event is free and open to the public.
William Roberts was named President of Verizon Maryland July 1, 2000, and oversees all of the company's local telephone operations in Maryland. Roberts began his career with C&P Telephone in 1980 as a business office manager. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in operations, human resources, marketing, public affairs, and government relations. Roberts serves as a member of the Maryland Economic Development Commission; board member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; the Foundation for the National Archives; the Greater Baltimore Alliance; the Greater Baltimore Committee; the Kennedy Krieger Institute; the Living Classrooms Foundation; the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education; the Maryland Chamber of Commerce; and the National Aquarium in Baltimore. He also serves on the board of trustees for Harbor Hospital Center, Villa Julie College and Morgan State University Board of Regents. Roberts also mentors homeless men at the Gospel Rescue Mission. Born and raised in Unionville on the Eastern Shore, Roberts graduated in 1977 from Morgan State University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He and his family reside in Chevy Chase, MD.