Leecia Eve, the deputy secretary for economic development for New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, was recently named Verizon’s vice president of government affairs for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
She will join Verizon on July 15 and succeeds Jim Gerace, who has been named Verizon’s chief communications officer.
As vice president for the region, Eve will represent Verizon on a variety of matters, including public policy, government and external affairs, and regulatory matters.
“Leecia has a wealth of knowledge in the public policy and governmental worlds,” said Randy Milch, Verizon executive vice president for public policy and general counsel. “Verizon will benefit from her broad experience and extensive public service. We have worked with Leecia on numerous occasions to help cultivate and spur economic activity in New York, and we share a sense of urgency in responding to the challenges of leveraging Verizon’s innovative technologies and the ecosystems they enable across the region to help propel the next generation of growth for our communities.”