Verizon Dials Up Grillo To Head Federal Regulatory Affairs

Verizon has named Kathleen Grillo to head up federal regulatory affairs in Washington, replaceing Susanne Guyer, who is retiring.

Grillo has been with Verizon since 2002, when she joined as legal counsel in the federal regulatory group. She was named a vice president in 2003.

"She is an effective leader and will be a strong and fair proponent for consumer-friendly policies in the regulatory sphere," said Tom Tauke, executive vice president, public affairs, policy and communications.

Guyer retires effective Aug. 31.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.