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MARION, Ohio - Verizon has named Todd Colquitt as its chief public policy and external affairs executive for Ohio. He replaces Jack Kennedy who retired from the company in April. In his position, Colquitt will be the lead advocate and negotiator in regulatory, legislative and industry forums for the company in Ohio.
Colquitt joined Verizon in 1997 and has represented the company before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
Previously, Colquitt was director of legal and regulatory affairs at the United States Telephone Association in Washington, D. C. He also has worked for U. S. Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio) and was a staff assistant to Ohio Gov. George Voinovich during his first term in office.
A native of Findlay, Ohio, Colquitt earned a bachelor's degree in politics from Princeton University and a master's in public policy from Georgetown University.
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