Hi. I'm Jennifer Young, Director - External Affairs for Verizon New Jersey. I am responsible for the company's relationship and interaction with municipal and county governments in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem, as well as local and county organizations and statewide organizations. I am also responsible for supporting Verizon's lines of business initiatives in my territory.
My career at Bell Atlantic-New Jersey began in the Small Business Sales Group in Newark, New Jersey. After three years of positioning Bell Atlantic with small business customers across the state of New Jersey a new opportunity presented itself in Philadelphia.
In 1993, I was promoted and moved to Bell Atlantic-Pennsylvania to a challenging assignment in Outside Plant Operations. Over the next 10 years I held assignments and led teams in Operations, Project Management, Installation and Maintenance, Construction, Dispatch and Workforce Development.
In February, 2004 I returned to New Jersey as Verizon New Jersey's Southern External Affairs Field Director. This position has allowed me to build relationships on behalf of Verizon with business and non-profit organizations across the area. I have been able to draw on my 18 years of corporate experience to tell Verizon's story.
I am a member of the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey; Southern New Jersey Development Council and Cape May County Chamber of Commerce. I also serve on the boards of the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation Board; Camden County Workforce Investment Board; , Cooper's Ferry Development Corporation; and LEAP Academy Charter School Board of Trustees. I am also a member of the Salem County Chamber of Commerce; Vineland Chamber of Commerce; Woodland Community Development Corporation Employer Advisory Board, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, NAACP, and Consortium of Information and Telecommunication Executives.
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Hampton University.
I would be more than happy to talk with you about the many services Verizon offers. I can tell you more about how Verizon is transforming itself into a next generation broadband company with our fiber network and our new FiOS services, which provide clearer voice, faster Internet and choice in the cable TV market with our FiOS TV service.