Dan Mead is president and chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless company in the United States, with responsibility for the company’s operations, financial performance and advocating public policy issues on behalf of Verizon Wireless and its customers. A premier technology company, Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network.
Before assuming his current position in 2010, Mead served as chief operating officer at Verizon Wireless. Previously, Mead was president of Verizon Telecom, an organization of more than 70,000 employees delivering telephone, Internet and entertainment services, including high-speed fiber-optic technology. In 2005, Mead was named president of Verizon Services Corporation.
Mead was one of the founding senior executives of Verizon Wireless in 2000 and served as president of the company’s Midwest area.
Mead is a member of the Verizon Wireless Board of Representatives, the Verizon Foundation Board, and an officer and member of the Board of Directors of CTIA, the wireless industry trade association. He also is on the Board of ISIS, an emerging mobile commerce company.
Mead earned an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Business Analysis and Finance from The Pennsylvania State University. The University named Mead an Alumni Fellow in 2008. In 2010, Mead received the Penn State Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor given to a graduate by the University.