Verizon Appoints Samantha Hammock Executive Vice President


NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Today, Verizon Communications (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) announced the appointment of Sam Hammock as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Verizon, effective December 1, 2021. She reports directly to Hans Vestberg, CEO of Verizon.

“When you think about the investments we’ve made to strengthen our networks and create world-class experiences for our customers, the one constant that drives our business forward is the need for great people. The main difference between a good organization and a great one always comes down to talent, ”said Vestberg. “Sam Hammock is a proven HR leader with the experience and vision to lead us through a time of transformation for our industry. You can’t build the future with the skills of yesterday, and Sam will make sure we’re ready with the best talent to capitalize on our next stage of growth.

Prior to joining Verizon as Senior Vice President of Global Talent, Sam spent 14 years at American Express, most recently as Head of Talent and Learning, where she supported the transformation of their HR function by creating and integrating their talent ecosystem. She has also established a culture of continuous learning to strengthen talent preparation within American Express.

“It takes more than technology and the best networks to achieve our goal as a company. It takes the right talent to make the next step our reality right now, ”said Hammock. “We are at a pivotal moment in our business where the promise of a 5G connected world has arrived. However, our ability to stay at the forefront of the industry relies entirely on harnessing the full potential of our workforce. Our people are our greatest asset, and I am honored to work alongside our leaders to ensure that Verizon continues to attract the best and brightest talent to the industry.

Hammock will be responsible for all aspects of Verizon’s HR practice, including attracting, engaging and retaining talent to maintain Verizon’s strong position as a network leader and deliver on the promise of 5G. In addition, she will lead learning and development and continue to foster an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was incorporated on June 30, 2000 and is a leading global provider of technology and communications services. Based in New York and with a worldwide presence, Verizon generated sales of $ 128.3 billion in 2020. The company provides data, video and voice services and solutions over its networks and platforms. – Award-winning forms, meeting customer demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.

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