Executive Vice President & President of Global Networks and Technology
Joe Russo is EVP & President of Global Networks and Technology (GN&T) at Verizon. The GN&T team is responsible for Verizon's technology and product development, and building, maintaining and securing the nation's leading wireless network, the nation’s largest residential fiber broadband service in Fios, and a vast IP network serving global customers in over 120 countries.
During his 27-year career, Joe led many teams including Core Engineering, Network Operations, Consumer Customer Service, Wholesale & Enterprise Service Delivery, and Northeast Field Operations.
A leader in the development and successful launch of Fios, Verizon’s fast & reliable 100% fiber network delivering industry-leading internet speeds to millions of homes in the mid-Atlantic and northeast. Joe began his career with Verizon in 1995 as an intern at Bell Atlantic.
Corporate and charitable leadership
He serves on the Board of Directors for the Common Ground Alliance (CGA). CGA is committed to saving lives and preventing damage to North American underground infrastructure by promoting effective damage prevention practices.
Personal and Educational Background
He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from James Madison University, and a Masters of Business Administration from the Lubin School at Pace University.