Verizon Appoints New Public Sector Boss

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Jennifer Chronis

Jennifer Chronis. Image credit: Verizon

On Thursday, Verizon named Jennifer Chronis as SVP of Verizon Public Sector, effective immediately.

Chronis will report directly to Sowmyanarayan Sampath, the Chief Revenue Officer of Verizon Business, and succeeds Andrés Irlando, who left the company to pursue a new opportunity.

As the leader of the US telecommunciations giant’s public sector team, Chronis will be responsible for partnering with federal, state, local, education and public safety customers to deliver technology solutions and services. This will include Verizon Frontline, the company’s network and solution platform for first responders.

The majority of Chronis’ career has been spent in service of the US including more than 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Lt. Colonel in 2010. After her military career she joined IBM, where she worked as a VP in charge of its business with the Department of Defense (DoD). She later joined Amazon's AWS, where she also worked closely with the DoD.

In the company’s press release Chronis highlighted the importance of Verizon’s public sector work, stating, “Verizon Public Sector is uniquely positioned to deliver the technology and solutions that meet the new challenges the public sector faces -- from keeping K through 12 students connected while learning remotely, and Verizon Frontline - the network and technology platform built from the ground-up for first responders, to our ongoing partnerships with the U.S. Department of Defense to deliver Verizon 5G for our nation’s military, and so much more.”

Sampath, added, “There has never been a more critical time for solutions and services, and Jennifer has what it takes to lead this dedicated team and to be an indispensable partner for all our Verizon Public Sector customers.”

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