Appointment by President Obama Underscores Verizon’s Infrastructure Security Expertise
October 01, 2012
WASHINGTON – The White House has announced that President Obama intends to appoint Verizon Enterprise Solutions President John Stratton to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
“It is an honor to be named to the president’s advisory committee that is tasked with safeguarding the United States’ communications infrastructure,” said Stratton.
The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, formed 30 years ago, is composed of up to 30 industry senior executives representing major communications, information technology, finance and aerospace companies. The NSTAC provides the president with industry-based counsel on issues related to implementing national security and emergency preparedness communications policy.
Stratton, an 18-year veteran of Verizon, oversees the seamless global delivery of enterprise solutions — including mobile, cloud and IT, strategic networking and advanced communications offerings — to businesses and government agencies.
Stratton previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Verizon Wireless, as well as chief marketing officer for both Verizon Wireless and Verizon Communications. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
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