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. If you'd like for a Verizon representative to speak at your upcoming event, please submit a speaker request form. We will be in touch shortly after receiving your request.

Lowell McAdam
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.

Roy H. Chestnutt
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.  He is on the board of directors of the GSMA and is chairman of the Chief Strategy Officers Group of the GSMA comprised of 25 global strategists from the world’s leading wireless carriers.

Tami Erwin
Executive Vice President - Wireless Operations

Tami Erwin is executive vice president for operations of the largest wireless company in the United States, and is responsible for nationwide delivery of industry-leading service for consumer and business customers.

Christopher Formant
Senior Vice President and Global President - Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Chris Formant is senior vice president and global president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions where he is responsible for global sales, operations and marketing of the organization’s cloud, machine to machine, data center and security products and solutions. He combines a unique blend of enterprise, early stage company and world class consulting experience.

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. 

Roger Gurnani
Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Architect

Roger Gurnani is executive vice president and chief information and technology architect for Verizon, a leading provider of 4G wireless, fiber-optic broadband and global Internet network services. He is responsible for developing and guiding Verizon’s technology strategy and investments.  His role includes network and technology planning, development of architecture and roadmaps, continued evolution of digital platforms and oversight and direction for the CIO and CTO teams across Verizon.

Robert Mudge
Executive Vice President – Strategic Initiatives

Robert (Bob) Mudge is executive vice president of Strategic Initiatives. Specifically, Bob is responsible for the planning and scaling of Verizon’s fiber network assets to enable network transformation and revenue growth.

Marc C. Reed
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Marc Reed is 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 the company’s collective assets and resources.

Diego Scotti
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Diego Scotti is executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Communications.  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.

Francis J. Shammo
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.

Craig Silliman
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.

David Small
Executive Vice President - Wireline Network Operations

David Small is executive vice president of Wireline Network Operations. He is responsible for the overall strategy, design, engineering and operations of our global wireline networks, as well as the quality, speed and efficiency in which we serve residential, small business, enterprise and wholesale customers across our domestic and international wireline footprint.

John G. Stratton
Executive Vice President and President of Operations

John Stratton is executive vice president and president of Operations, with responsibility for overseeing and growing Verizon’s wireless and wireline businesses: Verizon Wireless, Consumer and Mass Business, Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Verizon Partner Solutions. Verizon’s Operations account for $126.1 billion in revenue annually and provide a broad array of consumer and enterprise communications products on the most advanced networks in the world.

Marni Walden
Executive Vice President and President of Product Innovation and New Businesses

Marni Walden is executive vice president and president of Product Innovation and New Businesses. She is responsible for developing and growing Verizon’s emerging businesses, like the Internet of Things and digital media, and telematics. In addition, she is responsible for overseeing the company’s Strategy Development and Planning group.