Emilio X. Gonzalez

Executive Director for Public Policy & Strategic Initiatives, Verizon

Emilio is the executive director for public policy & strategic initiatives at Verizon where he manages a wide-ranging external affairs portfolio and leads several internal strategic initiatives. He joined Verizon in 2004 as director for Hispanic and Asian American Affairs. Among his recognitions, Emilio and Verizon have received the Courage Award from the Asian American Justice Center, Corporate Advocate of the Year from the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, Business Advocate of the Year from the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mexican American Legal & Education Defense Fund.

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