Executive VP and President of Strategic InitiativesMr. Daniel S. Mead is no longer Executive Vice President President Strategic Initiatives of Verizon Communications Inc. effective July 1 2016. He serves as Executive Vice President of Verizon Communications Inc. and President and Chief Executive Officer Verizon Wireless Joint Venture of Verizon Communications Inc. He was president of Verizon Telecom an organization that delivered telephone Internet and entertainment services including FiOS to millions of residential and small business customers across 25 states and the District of Columbia. From 2005 to 2007 Mead was president of Verizon Services Operations responsible for managing finance operations real estate and supply chain services for all Verizon companies. Mead was one of the founding senior executives of Verizon Wireless in 2000 and served as president of the companys Midwest area a 15state region that stretched from Pennsylvania to the Dakotas and from Minnesota to Kentucky. He has also held leadership roles in various telecommunications functions with Verizon and its predecessor companies. Mead earned a masters degree in business administration and a bachelors degree in quantitative business analysis and finance from The Pennsylvania State University.