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Virginia P. Ruesterholz

Former Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Verizon Communications Inc.

Virginia P. Ruesterholz, 57, most recently served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives of Verizon Communications Inc. She was previously President of Verizon Services Operations, a $10 billion global shared-services business group with over 25,000 employees that operated Verizon’s wireline network as well as the finance operations, real estate and supply chain services that supported all Verizon companies. Prior, Ms. Ruesterholz served as President of Verizon Telecom, where she led the $30 billion wireline unit that served Verizon’s domestic consumer, general business and wholesale markets, and where she also oversaw the U.S. rollout of the high-speed fiber optic network known as Fios®. She serves on the Board of Directors of Frontier Communications Corporation and The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. She is also a Trustee of Stevens Institute of Technology, where she served as the first female Chair in its 149 year history.

Among other things, Ms. Ruesterholz brings to the Board extensive senior leadership experience at a global organization, as well as broad experience with the type of strategic, operational and financial matters a public company encounters while executing a transformational business plan.