Verizon Public Sector Hires Jennifer Chronis to Head Federal Business

Jennifer Chronis, Verizon Public Sector

Verizon Public Sector today announced the addition of former Amazon Web Services executive Jennifer Chronis, who will lead the company’s federal business starting early next month.

Chronis, who was among WashingtonExec’s Top 25 DOD Execs to Watch in 2020 and in 2019, brings over 25 years of experience in government. Most recently, she was general manager of the Defense Department at AWS. There, she helped DOD accelerate cloud adoption, increase efficiency, enable deeper innovation and improve mission effectiveness. 

“Jennifer has spent more than two decades serving Federal civilian and defense clients and serving in the military, giving her the unusual ability to experience technology-driven business transformation from the provider and customer perspectives,” said Andrés Irlando, senior vice president and president, Public Sector and Verizon Connect at Verizon.

Before AWS, Chronis held several leadership roles at IBM. She also served in the U.S. Army for over 20 years on active duty and in the Army Reserve. Chronis retired from the Army in 2010 as a lieutenant colonel.

“She has demonstrated the ability to improve business performance, build strong relationships with customers and business partners, and help her Federal clients achieve their missions,” Irlando added. “We are thrilled to welcome her to the team.” 

Chronis said she’s honored to join the Verizon Public Sector team and support the missions of its federal civilian and defense agency clients.

“The experience and dedication of Verizon’s people, combined with its world-class portfolio of solutions and services tailored to the public sector is unrivaled,” she said.

Michael Maiorana, Verizon’s current federal business lead, will depart the business at the end of this year.

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