Tami Erwin is executive vice president and group CEO of Verizon Business. She is widely recognized for her strategic impact, marketing and operations focus, technical savvy and passion for people. Verizon Business Group is a $30B+ business with more than 26,000 employees.
Throughout her Verizon career, Tami has earned a reputation for building a world-class culture of customer-centricity and business performance. Prior to being named CEO of Verizon Business Group, Tami played a crucial role in the evolution and growth of Verizon’s wireline and wireless business segments. She was the head of operations for Verizon Wireless, and led Verizon Fios, the nation’s largest residential and commercial fiber network. In those roles, she guided the growth of the company’s principal networks to record levels, delivering industry-leading experiences to consumer and business customers. She was recently named to Fortune’s 2019 Most Powerful Women “On Our Radar” List.
Tami leads by example in advocating for women, social fairness and equal opportunity. She is passionate about technology’s role in improving the ways that people live, learn, work and play. Tami is a champion of development and engagement programs for women in business and investment in STEM programs for students. Tami was the executive sponsor of Women of Wireless, the employee development program that due to its success, broadened into the global Women of the World initiative.
As the executive sponsor of Verizon’s Veterans employee resource group, Tami provides strategic oversight of the programs and resources the company provides to its more than 10,000 veterans, active reservists and military families. She champions Verizon’s employee engagement with the military community through volunteerism partnerships like the Wounded Warrior Project, Carry the Load, and Operation Gratitude.
Tami is a graduate of the Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and attended Pacific Union College, majoring in Business Administration. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Tami and her husband Darrell have two adult children and now call New Jersey home.