Media Contacts

Bob Varettoni
Corporate & Finance

Bob Varettoni is Verizon’s corporate spokesperson on financial, strategic and governance issues. He also directs media relations support for corporate functions, reporting to Verizon’s chief communications officer.

Ray McConville
Labor & Corporate

Ray McConville is Verizon’s corporate spokesperson for human resources, labor relations, real estate, supply chain, legal and financial issues. Prior to this, he was manager of employee communications for Verizon’s consumer and mass business unit.

Rich Young
Public Policy & Regulatory

Rich Young is a Director of External Communications and Media Relations at Verizon Communications Inc.  In his current role, he is a spokesman for the company’s federal legislative, regulatory and policy office in Washington, D.C.

Network & Technology

Lynn Staggs provides media relations and public relations support for Verizon’s Network and Technology, Verizon Digital Media Services and Corporate Information Technology organizations.

John Columbus
Sustainability & Innovation

John Columbus is a manager of corporate affairs, policy and communications at Verizon. With more than a decade of related industry experience, he covers the company’s strides in innovation, sustainability and corporate responsibility.

Media Relations Team

Whether you're a journalist, a Verizon Wireless customer or a casual reader, you'll see a range of stories from the latest smartphones to the innovative way people and businesses are using our 4G LTE network. 

Deidre Hart
National - FiOS Products/Services & Executive Visibility

Deidre is Director of Public Relations, discussing how Verizon empowers today’s Borderless consumer with choice and flexibility when it comes to enjoying the content customers want, anytime, anywhere, on any device. If she’s not talking technology, Deidre loves checking out the latest in entertainment, sports and everything in between.

Les Kumagai
Regional Wireline - California, Texas and Florida

Les started out as a journalist and he’s just as curious today as he was back in the day. When he isn’t extolling the virtues of Verizon’s digital consumer and small business services, Les is trendspotting -- watching how anytime/anywhere device connectivity and network-powered apps, services, and solutions are transforming our lives.

Bob Elek
Regional Wireline - Florida and Texas

Bob has been in the communications business for over 30 years. He began his career with Hill & Knowlton and has held a variety of positions throughout this time, ranging from institutional development for non-profit institutions to lobbying to corporate public relations.

Phil Burrows
National - Wireless & Wireline

Phil is an external communications coordinator, focused on national public relations and integrated marketing communications Initiatives for Verizon Wireless and FiOS products and services. Phil covers the latest promotions and pricing announcements for wireless and FiOS services as well as supporting the newest devices, products and content for Verizon.

Gerald Rizzo
Social & Digital Media Manager

Jerry Rizzo is Digital Communications Manager for Verizon and all-around digital media enthusiast. Tracking trends in technology, design, and social media, Jerry is always on the hunt to tell the next great story.

Media Relations Team

Verizon Enterprise Solutions serves large business and government customers around the globe with advanced communications solutions. The U.S.-based media relations managers listed below are arranged by subject matter. The international media relations team is organized by region.

Tel: +1 908-559-1968
Public Policy

Libby Jacobson focuses on social, digital and external communications for Verizon’s federal legislative, regulatory, and public policy teams. Libby is also the curator and editor of Verizon’s Public Policy blog, the hub for Verizon’s positions on regulatory and legal issues surrounding the information and communications technology industry.

External Communications, EMEA

Clare Ward manages external communications for Verizon Enterprise Solutions across the EMEA region. Her role encompasses all platforms (from cloud, M2M, mobility, telematics and security) across all verticals applicable to EMEA.

+44 118 905 3501
Director, Corporate Communications

Janet Brumfield is director of corporate communications for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. She writes about the application of technology to business, frequently addressing how business can reach new heights and better serve clients in the area of the healthcare and public sector.

Director, Corporate Communications

Chuck Hamby is a director on the Verizon Wireless Corporate Communications team, overseeing national communications efforts around network, customer service, retail and information technology. He writes about Verizon's initiatives in these areas, including network technology, the elements of a great customer experience, and the continuing evolution of retail.

Marie McGehee | Verizon
Director of Corporate Communications

Marie McGehee is director of corporate communications at Verizon. Marie has more than 20 years of experience in the communications industry including financial services, retail, hospitality, enterprise technology and crisis management.