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Corporate Governance

Committed to the highest standards of corporate governance.

Our Board of Directors oversees the management of risks inherent in the operation of the company's businesses and implementation of its strategic plan. All of our Directors stand for election each year. Our Board as a whole reflects a wide range of viewpoints, backgrounds and expertise because we believe that diversity is a core attribute of a well-functioning board.


Committees and charters

Board oversight is effected through our four standing committees: audit, corporate governance and policy, finance, and human resources. Each committee oversees the management of company risks that fall within its unique areas of responsibility and has a written charter that defines the specific responsibilities of that committee.

Audit Committee

Gregory G. Weaver is the committee chair.  Members include:  Shellye L. Archambeau, Clarence Otis, Jr. and Kathryn A. Tesija.


Corporate Governance and Policy Committee

Shellye L. Archambeau is the committee chair. Members include: Melanie L. Healey, Rodney E. Slater and Kathryn A. Tesija.


Finance Committee

Mark T. Bertolini is the committee chair. Members include: Clarence Otis, Jr. and Gregory G. Weaver.


Human Resources Committee

Daniel H. Schulman is the committee chair. Members include: Mark T. Bertolini, Melanie L. Healey, Clarence Otis, Jr. and Rodney E. Slater.


2019 Annual Meeting

Verizon’s annual meeting was held in Orlando, Florida on May 2, 2019.

At the meeting, the shareholders elected each of Verizon’s 10 director nominees to a one-year term and ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm.

The management proposal regarding approval of Verizon’s executive compensation received 90.37% of the vote for and 9.63% of the vote against.

The proposals submitted by shareholders received the following votes:

Nonqualified Savings Plan Earnings: 27.03% for; 72.97% against
Independent Chair: 34.97% for; 65.03% against
Report on Online Child Exploitation: 33.90% for; 66.10% against
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: 12.45% for; 87.55% against
Severance Approval Policy: 36.92% for; 63.08% against

Proud of our values and principles.

2019 Annual Meeting

Verizon's annual shareholder meeting was held on May 2, 2019.


Office of Ethics & Business Conduct

If you want to submit an inquiry or concern, please call 844.894.8433 within the U.S., or (+) 800.0.624.0007 from other countries.