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Potomac KnowledgeWay Names New Vice President, Communications
 
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December 9, 1998
 
Greater Focus on Raising Visibility of Regional Technology Sector
 
Herndon, VA – The Potomac KnowledgeWay has announced the appointment of Debra Arrington to the position of vice president, communications effective immediately.

According to Fred Bollerer, Potomac KnowledgeWay president and CEO, the appointment is designed to focus greater attention on the technology-rich Maryland, DC, Virginia region and update its image from a pure "government town" to a technological hot-bed of growth and innovation.

"Our nation's capitol has been quietly transformed into a region saturated with technology-based companies that are propelling the area toward one of the strongest economies in the nation," said Bollerer. "These companies -- which are best described as 'InfoComm' companies -- now employ more than 330,000 regional technology workers and generate more than $90 billion in sales. We can proudly say we now rival cities that are well known for technology-based local economies."

"As a 19-year veteran of the telecom and internet industry, Ms. Arrington brings nearly two decades of 'InfoComm' experience to the Potomac KnowledgeWay," said Bollerer. "She has held senior management positions at several telecom-based companies such as Cable & Wireless, LIGHTNET and American Satellite. She also served as executive vice president at the world's largest public relations firm -- Burson Marsteller -- where she had account responsibility for such global technology leaders as AT&T and Motorola."

The Potomac KnowledgeWay is a not-for-profit leadership organization acting as a catalyst, thought leader and idea incubator to help prepare and educate this region to be competitive in the advanced telecommunications, Internet and content industries and the new opportunities their gradual convergence will create in the Greater Washington region.

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