Elva Lima, Contributor

Elva Lima is executive director of Public Affairs for Verizon Wireless, overseeing national community relations and multicultural communications. She writes about the latest community investment efforts and Verizon’s multicultural programs. Prior to joining the Verizon Wireless team in 2010, Elva was responsible for corporate responsibility and philanthropy efforts for Verizon’s West Area. She has 32 years’ experience in community and government relations and serves on numerous nonprofit boards across the country, including CASA de Esperanza, a national organization whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin communities to end domestic violence.