Jennifer Chronis named head of Verizon Public Sector

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Chronis will lead the team dedicated to delivering the critical technologies and solutions Verizon Public Sector customers require to serve their constituents and achieve their missions

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Jennifer Chronis has been named as the senior vice president of Verizon Public Sector, effective today. She will lead the team of professionals dedicated to partnering with Verizon’s federal, state, local, education and public safety customers to deliver technology solutions and services, including Verizon Frontline, the network and solution platform for first responders, that help them achieve their missions.

Chronis has spent her career in service of the public sector, and will carry on Verizon’s decades-long commitment to the unique technology needs of public sector customers. She served for more than 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Lt. Colonel in 2010. Chronis was recognized by Washington Executive as a Top 25 DoD Executive to Watch in 2019 and 2020, and most recently was named to the 2021 Wash100 list of elite public sector leaders.

Chronis joined Verizon in 2020 to lead the Federal business from Amazon Web Services (AWS), bringing more than 25 years of digital transformation experience. During her tenure she helped the DOD accelerate cloud adoption, increase efficiency, enable deeper innovation, and improve mission effectiveness. Prior to AWS, she also held several federal civilian and defense leadership roles at IBM, including VP for its DoD business.

“Jennifer has dedicated her career to service: first, in the Army, where she served her country honorably for more than two decades, and then, as a dynamic leader in the federal civilian and defense space. She brings this same infectious energy to her new role leading Verizon Public Sector,” said Sowmyanarayan Sampath, Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of Verizon Business. “There has never been a more critical time for solutions and services, and Jennifer has what it takes to lead this dedicated team and to be an indispensable partner for all our Verizon Public Sector customers.”

"Verizon Public Sector is uniquely positioned to deliver the technology and solutions that meet the new challenges the public sector faces -- from keeping K through 12 students connected while learning remotely, and Verizon Frontline - the network and technology platform built from the ground-up for first responders, to our ongoing partnerships with the U.S. Department of Defense to deliver Verizon 5G for our nation’s military, and so much more,” said Chronis. “The dedication and experience of our people, combined with Verizon’s best-in-class portfolio of solutions and services, developed specifically to meet the needs of the public sector, is unmatched.”

Chronis will report directly to Verizon Business CRO, Sowmyanarayan Sampath, and succeeds former Verizon Senior Vice President and Public Sector President, Andrés Irlando, who left the company recently to pursue a new opportunity.

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