Dan Mead is president and chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless, with responsibility for the company’s operations, financial performance and advocating public policy issues on behalf of Verizon Wireless and its customers.
Under his leadership, the company built the nation’s first wide area 4G LTE network, introduced Share Everything plans (now called More Everything), the first to allow customers to share wireless data among multiple devices on an account, and began offering EDGE, an innovative device upgrade program.
Mead currently is Chairman of the Board of Directors of CTIA, the wireless industry trade association. He serves on the Verizon Foundation Board and the Board of Softcard, an emerging mobile commerce company. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees of Penn State University.
Mead earned an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Business Analysis and Finance from Penn State University. An Alumni Fellow, Mead received the Penn State Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor given to a graduate by the University.