Verizon taps Maiorana to lead public sector unit, replacing Zeleniak

Verizon's (NYSE: VZ) federal government unit is going through a transition as the telco has tapped Michael Maiorana to be the senior vice president, public sector markets for Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

Maiorana takes this role over from Susan Zeleniak, who retired after a 39-year career in the public sector and telecom industry, 16 of them at Verizon Business and its predecessor companies MCI and C&P Telephone.

A 20-year Verizon veteran, Maiorana comes to the role with plenty of experience in addressing public sector needs, particularly wireless services.

Maiorana served as the president of the Washington-Baltimore-Virginia region for Verizon Wireless. In that role he oversaw sales, marketing, customer service, retail stores and the expansion of the company's wireless network.

Earlier, he was vice president of national government sales and operations at Verizon Wireless, where he led sales and customer service for federal, state and local government customers, including those in law enforcement, public safety and municipalities.

Having wide experience in various parts of telco should come in handy, especially as Verizon looks to integrate its wireless and wireline service operations via its Verizon One Program. Maiorana will help advance the idea of converged services to the carrier's broad base of federal, state and local government clients.

For more:
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