Killian, who was appointed to the position effective March 1, 2009, previously served as president of Verizon Business, which provides advanced network solutions to large-business and government customers. He has also held many other top financial and operations positions at Verizon since beginning his telecommunications career 30 years ago.
In 1995, he was appointed president and chief executive officer of NYNEX CableComms Limited, one of the largest telecommunications, information services and entertainment companies in the United Kingdom. He then served as group president-international telecommunications for Bell Atlantic before becoming the corporation’s vice president for investor relations.
Following the Bell Atlantic/GTE merger that formed Verizon in 2000, Killian was appointed senior vice president-customer operations. He later served as senior vice president and controller for Verizon, and as senior vice president and chief financial offer for Verizon’s Domestic Telecom group.
Killian began his career as a certified public accountant after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from Providence College in 1977. He also received a master’s degree from Bentley College. Killian serves on the Board of Directors at ConEdison Inc. and is a trustee on the boards of Providence College and the National Urban League.