Executive Bios

The Verizon Leadership team blends a history of industry expertise with visionary thinking. Meet the team that is championing the next generation of telecommunications and technology.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Lowell C. McAdam is chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, a leading provider of wireless, fiber-optic and global Internet networks and services. He was named CEO on Aug. 1, 2011, and chairman on Jan. 1, 2012.

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Roy Chestnutt is executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Verizon. He is responsible for development and implementation of Verizon’s overall corporate strategy, including business development, joint ventures, strategic investments, acquisitions and divestitures.

Jim Gerace
Chief Communications Officer

Jim Gerace is chief communications officer for Verizon, responsible for all external communications and media relations strategy and execution across the corporation, both domestic and international. He also handles corporate-wide issues management and executive and employee communications.

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Roger Gurnani is executive vice president and chief information officer, responsible for the information technology strategy, systems development and operations for Verizon Communications.

Daniel Mead
President and Chief Executive Officer – Verizon Wireless

Dan Mead is president and chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless company in the United States, with responsibility for the company’s operations, financial performance and advocating public policy issues on behalf of Verizon Wireless and its customers. A premier technology company, Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network.

Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Tony Melone is executive vice president and chief technology officer for Verizon Communications, with responsibility for Verizon's technology roadmap, including overall platforms integrity and architecture, network strategy and product development. He is also responsible for the company’s overall network engineering and operations.

Executive Vice President, Strategic Policy Adviser

Randal S. Milch is executive vice president and strategic policy adviser to Lowell McAdam, Verizon’s chairman and CEO, with responsibility for overseeing strategic policy initiatives.

Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Marc Reed is Verizon’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Under his leadership are end-to-end accountability for human resources, real estate, supply chain services, procurement and fleet, to most effectively and efficiently leverage Verizon’s collective assets and resources.

Diego Scotti
Chief Marketing Officer

Diego Scotti is Verizon’s chief marketing officer.  He is responsible for linking the innovations of the company’s product team to the customer-focused operations of the business units to build the Verizon global brand, create consumer awareness and advocacy and drive customer preference for the brand through all channels, every day.

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Fran Shammo is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Verizon Communications, responsible for the company’s finance and strategic planning operations, and financial transaction services.

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Executive Vice President – Public Policy and General Counsel

Craig Silliman is executive vice president – public policy and general counsel, responsible for leading the company’s public policy, legal, regulatory, government affairs and security groups.

Executive Vice President and President - Global Enterprise and Consumer Wireline

John Stratton is executive vice president and president – Global Enterprise and Consumer Wireline, a new organization that combines all of Verizon’s wireline assets; including its Consumer, Mass Business, Enterprise Solutions and Global Wholesale Operating Units, as well as the operation of its underlying wireline network, cloud computing, and cyber-security platforms.

Marni Walden
Executive Vice President and President - Product and New Business Innovation

Marni Walden is executive vice president and president - product and new business innovation. She is in charge of a new companywide organization that will leverage all of Verizon’s assets to quickly develop innovative products across the company’s wireless, wireline, IP and cloud networks and platforms.