Verizon Communications Inc. has named Virginia Ruesterholz '88 president of Verizon Telecom. Ruesterholz will be responsible for all sales, service and operations activities for the $37.6 billion Verizon Telecom unit. She earned a master's in telecommunications management from Polytechnic University, and began her career as a manager with New York Telephone in 1984.
Ruesterholz, most recently president of the company's highly-efficient wholesale business, will now oversee sales and marketing for the consumer, small business and wholesale market segments. In addition, she will be responsible for Verizon's Information Technology team as well as its Network Services group. She is a recipient of the prestigious 40 Under 40 award from Crain's New York Business and was the first recipient of Rising Star Award from the New York Women's Agenda.