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Directory Driven Commerce 2005
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George Burnett
  George Burnett
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Dex Media, Inc.

George Burnett joined Dex Media as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director upon consummation of the Dex East Acquisition. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Qwest Dex from February 2001 until September 2003 and as of March 2004, serves as a Director and Chairman of the Yellow Pages Integrated Media Association, YPIMA. He joined Qwest as Chief Marketing Officer in August 2000. In 2000, he served as President and CEO of the Mass Market Retail Group of American Electric Power. Prior to holding that position, he spent six years at AT&T as President of Local Services, General Manager of two market segments and General Manager of Card and Operator Services. In addition, he worked for 14 years at D’Arcy Masius Benton and Bowles, a worldwide advertising agency. Mr. Burnett received an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School.

   
 

Katherine J. Harless
President, Verizon Information Services
Vice Chair, YPA

Katherine J. (Kathy) Harless has been president of Verizon Information Services (VIS), the nation’s most advanced provider of yellow pages and related shopping information, since 2000. VIS publishes more than 1,100 SuperPages yellow pages directories in 38 states and operates the nation’s number-one Internet yellow pages, SuperPages.com, which now provides access to merchandise information, shopping sites, product comparisons and eBay auctions. VIS also offers listings, maps, driving directions and an assortment of consumer services over cell phones through SuperPages On the Go, which is available through Verizon Wireless and through other carriers. VIS is also the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S.

Prior to being named VIS president, Harless served as president of GTE Airfone, where she directed overall operations, including the expansion of air-to-ground public telecommunications services in the United States and other countries.

Harless began her GTE career in 1973 in her hometown of San Angelo, Texas, carrying out assignments of increasing responsibility in finance, sales, marketing and operations before being named regional president for GTE Telephone Operations in Texas and New Mexico in 1994.

She serves on the board of directors for the Yellow Pages Association, the Toro Company and the Verizon Foundation. She also serves on the advisory board of the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and is a member of the Committee of 200 and Leadership America.

Harless earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

   
 

Charles Stubbs
President and Chief Executive Officer
YellowPages.com LLC

Charles Stubbs is President and CEO of Pasadena, California-based YellowPages.com, a joint venture between SBC Yellow Pages and BellSouth Advertising and Publishing. The venture, announced in November of 2004, will combine SBC SMARTpages.com, BellSouth® RealPages.com and YellowPages.com under one intuitive brand – YellowPages.com in 2005. Mr. Stubbs, will lead a company aimed at providing a leading Internet Yellow Pages distribution network to SBC, BellSouth and YellowPages.com local and national advertisers. The YellowPages.com distribution network will provide more than 70 million monthly searches to advertisers.

Prior to being named President and CEO of YellowPages.com, Mr. Stubbs served as President of BellSouth IntelliVentures, the electronic media division of BellSouth Advertising and Publishing Group, which produced substantial advertiser and revenue growth for RealPages.com, from 2001 until 2004. From 1996 to 1999 Mr. Stubbs worked with BellSouth as a key leader in the launch of RealPages.com.

Before leading the BellSouth RealPages.com team, Mr. Stubbs was Executive Vice President of Infospace, a Bellevue, Washington-based diversified technology and services company that develops and markets Internet and wireless solutions for a wide range of customers including consumers, merchants, wireless operators, content brands, and financial institutions. In this role, Mr. Stubbs was responsible for the company’s wireline division, including advertising and licensing revenue. Mr. Stubbs succeeded in leading significant increases in revenues, while reducing operating expenses.

Mr. Stubbs earned an M.B.A from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

Charles and his wife Debbie are the proud parents of two daughters.

   
 

Marc Tellier
President and Chief Executive Officer
Yellow Pages Group

Marc P. Tellier is President and CEO of Yellow Pages Group, Canada’s largest directories publisher. He was previously President and CEO of Bell ActiMedia, a company acquired through the most important leveraged buyout in Canadian history. As head of Yellow Pages Group, Mr. Tellier completed the largest-ever initial public offering in the income trust sector in Canada.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Tellier was an officer of Bell Canada and served as Senior Vice President - Partnership Development. He was responsible for the launch of the first telco commercial high-speed Internet service in North America. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sympatico-Lycos, Canada's leading Internet properties.

Marc P. Tellier began his career at Bell Canada in 1990 after graduating from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. In less than a decade, he has become a key player in the expansion and transformation of the Canadian communications and media industries.

In 2000, Mr. Tellier was honoured for his leadership, vision, innovation, achievements and impact by being named one of Canada's Top Forty under Forty™. Mr. Tellier is a member of the board of directors of the Yellow Pages Association (YPA). He is president of the 2004-2005 Quebec Arthritis Society fund raising campaign for the small and medium-sized enterprises. He was also involved in the Banff Film Festival as a member of the Governor's Council and in United Way for the Greater Montreal Area.

   
 

Joe Walsh
President and Chief Executive Officer
Yellow Book USA

Joe Walsh is the President and CEO of Yellow Book USA, the nation’s oldest and largest independent publisher of yellow pages. Joe entered the yellow pages business in 1982 when he co-founded IYP Publishing, a company he later sold to DataNational. He served as Vice President of Sales for DataNational until joining Yellow Book in 1987.

Under his leadership and vision, Yellow Book USA has experienced unprecedented growth, making it one of the largest yellow pages publishers in the nation. With approximately 900 directories and a circulation of over 100 million, Yellow Book products are achieving tremendous success in markets from coast to coast and are supported by a national branding campaign that has raised their awareness.

Joe was awarded Ernst and Young’s “Master Entrepreneur of the Year” award in New York, he’s been featured in Forbes Magazine’s “Entrepreneurs - Up and Comers” and was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in April of 2004, in an article titled, “Yellow Book USA Grabs Business from Baby Bells with Cheap Ads”. He was an ADM board member for two years.