Senior Vice-President, Corporate Citizenship and International Relations, Verizon
Ms. Kathryn C. Brown has been with Verizon since June 2002 and is the Senior Vice-President, Corporate Citizenship and International Relations, where she leads Verizon’s international public policy and corporate responsibility initiatives. She is Chair of the Verizon Shared Success Council and has responsibility for the Verizon Foundation.
Before joining Verizon, Ms. Brown was a partner at the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Brown was the Chief of Staff to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman William E. Kennard, managing the agenda on all telecommunications, broadcast, and spectrum matters. Additionally, Ms. Brown was the Associate Administrator, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA). Ms. Brown worked for eight years at the New York State Public Service Commission as the Director of the Consumer Services Division and as Litigation Attorney and Managing Attorney for Telecommunications with the Office of General Counsel. Prior to joining the NYPSC, she was the Deputy Clerk of the New York State Court of Appeals. Ms. Brown is a member of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Board of Directors, the University of Southern California Annenberg Innovation Lab Advisory Board, and the .ORG Advisory Council. Ms. Brown received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law in 1980 and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Marist College in 1974. She is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia. Kathy and her husband Steve reside in Oakton, Virginia, with their two adult daughters.