Shane A. Sanders
Shane Sanders is senior vice president - Internal Auditing for Verizon, responsible for risk assessment and internal audits throughout the corporation and its subsidiaries. He ensures that robust and effective governance processes and financial controls are in place across Verizon to ensure that the company is in full compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) rules and regulations.
Sanders is a member of the Verizon Management Audit Committee and the Compliance Council. He also works closely with the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors in developing committee agendas, charters and practices, with a sharp focus on compliance with NYSE, SEC and SOX requirements.
Prior to his current role, Shane was staff vice president of auditing services for Verizon Wireless. In his role, Shane was responsible for leading the company's internal audit function responsible for providing assurance relative to risk management, governance, operational efficiency, and Internal Controls.
From 2001 through 2008, Shane held various positions within the organization including executive director of financial reporting responsible for SEC reporting, Sarbanes Oxley Compliance, financial reporting, accounting research and policy and month end close. In addition, he held various other leadership roles including Director of Merger Integration, and Director of Business Efficiency focused on driving process improvements and efficiency savings throughout the business.
Prior to the merger Shane was the Corporate Controller for Airtouch Paging in Dallas, Texas. There he directed a multi-functional organization responsible for implementing financial and reporting processes throughout the organization.
In addition, he has held various financial roles with increasing levels of responsibility within the retail, manufacturing and entertainment industries.
Shane started his career with the accounting firm of Grant Thornton, LLP. He holds an MBA from Rockhurst University and a BS degree in Accounting from Oklahoma City University. A Certified Public Accountant, Shane also holds a membership with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors.