NEW YORK – Marc Reed, Verizon’s chief administrative officer, has been inducted into the National Academy of Human Resources’ 22nd class of Fellows, an honor considered the most prestigious in the field of human resources. Since its founding in 1992, the academy has inducted only 154 individuals as Fellows.
The class of 2013 was honored last week at a dinner reception in New York.
Reed has been Verizon’s top human resources executive since 2004, and became chief administrative officer on Jan. 1, 2012, when he assumed added responsibility for the company’s real estate, supply chain, and fleet operations.
“This honor is a reflection of the extraordinarily talented and diverse workforce and performance-based culture that we’ve created at Verizon, which is critical to sustaining our market leadership,” said Reed. “I thank not only the academy for the recognition, but our employees who make Verizon the best in our industry.”
Under Reed’s leadership, Verizon has received national recognition for its leadership in the acquisition, retention and development of its people. The company was ranked No. 1 on Training Magazine’s Best Companies list, No. 3 on the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Employers list, is a long-time member of DiversityInc magazine’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, a Working Mother Magazine 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, one of Business Week/Bloomberg’s Best Places to Launch a Career, CEO Magazine’s Best Companies for Leaders, and more.
Reed joined GTE, a Verizon predecessor company, in 1986 in the human resources function. He held a number of HR positions with increasing responsibility until becoming vice president of human resources for Verizon Wireless in 2000. In 2004, he became Verizon’s executive vice president, human resources, and then its chief administrative officer in 2012.
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 consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 101 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 178,300. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.