William M. Freeman

MBA ‘83

President; Verizon Public Communications Group


William M. Freeman is president of one of Verizon's most profitable lines - public communications. With responsibility for approximately half a million stations in 33 states, he is providing the visionary leadership that is transforming an industry in flux. The old cash for calls business model is giving way to one befitting the information age we live in - payphones as "information gateways." Mr. Freeman’s innovative management and business practices have won recognition through the prestigious Filtz Quality Award, which was modeled after the well-known Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award. He has served as President & CEO of Bell Atlantic - Washington and Bell Atlantic - New Jersey, and has been widely recognized for his commitment to and passion for children, the disabled and education.

Recognized: May 10, 2001