Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative, Legal, and Public Policy Officer, Verizon 

Craig Silliman joined a predecessor of Verizon in 1997 and held roles of increasing responsibility before becoming Chief Legal Officer in 2019. His previous role was as Executive Vice President for Public Policy and General Counsel. Before joining Verizon, Craig was an attorney in the international trade practice at Collier, Shannon, Rill & Scott (now Kelley, Drye & Warren). He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and has taught international telecommunications regulation as an adjunct professor at the American University School of Law in Washington, D.C. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Craig created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Craig's pledge here

As of 2020, 59% of Verizon's U.S. workforce was diverse and four of its nine board members were women or people of color. In 2019 alone, the company spent more than $5 billion with diverse suppliers, for a total of $50 billion over 10 years. The company also has several employee resource groups, an executive mentorship program for women, and unconscious bias training. In 2020, Verizon launched a program to support women-owned businesses. 

Verizon was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2021 and 2022. 

Joined LCLD 2020 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2022: Danielle Robinson, Sang Choi; 2021: Socheth McCutchen, Daudeline Meme 

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Swati Akula, Kacey Hall; 2021: Rodney Perry, Harley Raff

Member: Craig Silliman

Communications: Victoria Wefer