Chairman and CEO ($19,425,000 annual compensation 2005)
"For millions of customers every day, a Verizon network -- wired or wireless -- is the gateway to communication, and our fundamental mission is to make that connection as powerful and reliable as possible. Building a strong base of diverse suppliers is critical to our mission. These relationships contribute to customer loyalty, stimulate economic development and tap into the innovation and entrepreneurship we need to win in a competitive marketplace."
Verizon CEO, Ivan Seidenberg