The Community FoodBank of New Jersey announced on Tuesday (July 19) that Jeff Altman, director-treasury for Verizon Communications, has been named to the food bank's board of trustees, effective immediately.
Altman, who works at Verizon's Corporate Center in Basking Ridge, will provide general financial guidance for the organization as well as serve as a liaison to Verizon.
"We are delighted that Jeff Altman has joined our board of trustees, and we look forward to working with him and Verizon as The Community FoodBank of New Jersey responds to those struggling with hunger and poverty in our midst," said Richard Brody, the organization's chairman of the board.
The food bank distributes 39 million pounds of food and groceries a year, ultimately serving 1,500 nonprofit programs including 436 programs served by its Partner Distribution Organizations. Through their combined efforts, they assist 900,000 low-income people in 18 of New Jersey's 21 counties.
"I'm excited for the opportunity to assist The Community FoodBank with its mission to serve people in need across New Jersey's communities," said Altman.
Altman, who has been with Verizon since 1992, serves as the company's interface with rating agencies and with segments of the investment community. Prior to his current role, Altman served in a number of finance roles within the company, including risk management and financial planning for Verizon's wireline businesses.
Altman, who lives in Randolph, graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in finance and marketing. He also received an MBA with a concentration in finance from George Mason University.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 104 million total connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.