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June 18, 2004

AT&T Hires Virginia Relay Account Manager

From: U.S. Newswire (press release) - Washington,DC,USA - Jun 18, 2004

To: National Desk

Contact: Megan Craven, 410-296-0800, for Virginia Relay

RICHMOND, June 18 /U.S. Newswire/ -- AT&T announced today the hiring of Matt Myrick as Virginia Relay Account Manager for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In his new position, Myrick will coordinate statewide outreach efforts designed to increase awareness of Virginia Relay and the many useful programs and services it offers for Virginians with hearing or speech loss.

More specifically, Myrick will strive to educate hearing and non-hearing Virginians alike on the proper way to make and receive a Relay call. He also will conduct Virginia Relay Advisory Council meetings for the Virginia Department of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and outreach staff.

"Relay technology is advancing at such a rapid rate, and we need someone who can help Virginians understand how this technology can benefit their life, or the life of someone they love," said Clay Bowen, VDDHH Relay and Outreach Manager. "I am confident that Matt will help our outreach team meet-and exceed- this challenge."

Myrick graduated from Gallaudet University in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in human biology. Before coming to AT&T, he worked as a recruiter in Gallaudet's Office of Admissions. His hobbies include domestic/international traveling, scuba diving, mountain biking, meeting new people, culinary arts, home renovating, listening to music and outdoor events.

Myrick can be reached at 800-552-7917 or via e-mail at


About Virginia Relay

A program of the Virginia Department of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Richmond, Virginia Relay is a free public service that allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing, DeafBlind or speech disabled to keep in touch with anyone who uses a standard phone. The Virginia Relay Call Center is located in Norton, Virginia, and has over 100 Communications Assistants (operators) available to handle Relay calls. Over 120,000 calls are processed at the Center each month.

For more information on Virginia Relay services, please call Virginia Relay Customer Service at 1-800-552-7917 (voice/TTY). For media contacts or to request interviews, please call Megan Craven, 410-296-0800.


© 2004 U.S. Newswire