Tami Erwin

Strategic Advisor to the CEO

Tami Erwin advises Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg, focusing on key vectors of growth and strategic initiatives to maximize the potential of Verizon’s investments. In her 35 years with Verizon and its predecessor companies, Tami has been a trailblazer who has led mission critical initiatives across all areas of the company, including wireless, wireline, consumer, and enterprise. She is known for demonstrating a customer-first approach, creating blueprints for success and delivering exceptional results.

Prior to her current role, Tami was the executive vice president and CEO of Verizon Business, a global leader in 5G technology serving 97% of Fortune 500 companies. She grew the newly established business to $30B+ in annual revenue and more than 26,000 employees. Tami and her team helped businesses, governments and communities reimagine their employee, supply chain and end-customer experiences.

Tami is widely recognized for her strategic impact, marketing and operations focus, technical expertise, and passion for people. Throughout her career, Tami has earned a reputation for building a world-class culture of customer-centricity and business performance. She played a crucial role in the evolution and growth of Verizon’s wireline and wireless business segments. She was previously the head of operations for Verizon Wireless, and led Verizon Fios, the nation’s largest residential and commercial fiber network. In those roles, she guided the growth of the company’s principal networks to record levels, delivering industry-leading experiences to consumer and business customers.

Tami is a brand-builder, known for competitive turnarounds and market-moving strategies. Earlier in her career, she was Chief Marketing Officer of Verizon Wireless and led Verizon Wireless’ west region, taking it from fourth place to first place.

Corporate and charitable leadership

Tami leads by example in advocating for equality, inclusion and accessibility for all. She is passionate about technology’s role in improving the ways that we live, learn, work, and play and is a leader on the importance of responsible business.

She has a long history of championing engagement and development programs that help women and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) grow their skills and networks. She’s the proud advisor of Verizon’s Veterans employee resource group that provides programs and resources to our more than 10,0000 veterans, active Reservists, National Guard, and military families. Tami has a passion for the impact of STEAM education on changing the trajectory of people’s lives.

She is active in Verizon’s Leadership Excellence Advancement Program and serves on the John Deere Board of Directors, Paley Media Center Board of Trustees and the board of the Verizon Foundation. In addition, she is honored to have served as the vice chairman of Chrysalis in Phoenix and vice chair of CommNexus in San Diego.

Personal and educational background

Tami is a graduate of the Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and attended Pacific Union College, majoring in Business Administration. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Tami and her husband Darrell have two adult children and now call New Jersey home.

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