Industry Moves: Verizon Communications; Motorola; ICO Global

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Verizon (NYSE: VZ) Communications: Marilyn O’Connell, chief marketing officer for Verizon Communications, the landline-phone company, plans to retire at the end of the year, The WSJ reports. A spokesperson confirmed the retirement, which was first announced via an internal memo, and says it is not related to Verizon’s downsizing plans. Mike Ritter, a current marketing executive with the company, will now serve in her place. O’Connell’s and Ritter’s moves are just part of several other C-level shifts. Dick Lynch, once the CTO of Verizon Wireless, will now be CTO across the whole company; John Stratton, who headed up marketing for wireless, will now be CMO for the parent company.

Motorola: Laurel Meissner is resigning from her position as SVP and chief accounting officer, effective January 14 in the new year, according to a document filed with the SEC. She joined the company in 2000 as director-technical accounting.

ICO Global: Nicolas Kauser has joined the board of ICO Global Communications (Holdings). During his career he has been CTO of AT&T (NYSE: T) Wireless Services and Clearwire (NSDQ: CLWR). Meanwhile, R. Gerard Salemme, Donna Alderman and Benjamin Wolff have resigned form the board of ICO Global board, but will remain on ICO North America’s board. Release.

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