Rose Stuckey Kirk

March 2014

Rose Stuckey Kirk is president of the Verizon Foundation and vice president of global corporate citizenship at Verizon.  Rose is charged with leading Verizon’s corporate social responsibility portfolio in alignment with the company’s strategic vision and goals.  Her team’s emphasis is on driving measurable results to issues in education, healthcare and energy management through the delivery of expanded access to mobile and cloud technology in underserved populations.

Rose’s background as a senior leader in various profit-and-loss functions in Corporate America has primed her to advance the social innovation work of Verizon. She has held numerous leadership positions in operations, sales and customer service, marketing and product development.

Rose has been featured by various national media outlets including Lifetime TV,, MSNBC, MORE magazine, USA Today, Financial Times, CBS Radio Network, Savoy magazine and Black Enterprise magazine. Additionally, she has served as lecturer, panelist and guest speaker across the nation and around the world on a host of topics ranging from the role of mobile technology in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, international philanthropy, women in the workplace, and the role of corporations in creating a sustainable future.

Recognized as one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Women’s eNews, Rose also has been acknowledged as one of the most influential women in Corporate America by both Savoy Magazine and The Network Journal; a Woman of Power by the National Urban League and one of the Top Working Women in America by Working Mothers Magazine.  A former news reporter, she is the recipient of writing awards from the Associated Press and The New York Times.  She is a member of the board of directors of Dress for Success Worldwide, serves on the media council of The Paley Center, is a trustee for Gill St. Bernard’s School, a member of the national service organization Jack and Jill of America, and a member of the Communications Department Advisory Board of Arkansas State University.

Rose holds a B.S. degree in Journalism from Arkansas State University and is completing a Master’s Program in International Affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She and her husband, Robert, are the parents of two sons, Robert Jr. and Connor.