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Virginia P. Ruesterholz

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

Virginia P. Ruesterholz, 58, 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 to this, 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 The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and is also a Trustee of Stevens Institute of Technology, where she served as the first female Chair in its 149-year history.

Ms. Ruesterholz earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MS in Telecommunications Management from Brooklyn Polytechnic. She also received an honorary Doctorate in Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.