Joseph Russo

EVP & President, Global Networks & Technology, Verizon

Speaker Bio

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.  
Personal and Educational Background

Joe earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from James Madison University and a Master of Business Administration from the Lubin School at Pace University.