Francis J. Shammo

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Francis J. Shammo

Director since 2015


Mr. Shammo served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Communications, Inc., a leading communications provider, from November 2010 until November 2016, and retired from Verizon at the end of 2016. After joining Bell Atlantic Corporation in 1989, which merged with GTE Corporation in 2000 to form Verizon, he held positions of increasing responsibility in finance, mergers and acquisitions, logistics, facilities, regional operations, and planning. His prior positions include President and Chief Executive Officer of Verizon Telecom and Business, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Business, President – West Area of Verizon Wireless, and Vice President and Controller of Verizon Wireless. Mr. Shammo also served as a director of Avis Budget Group Inc. from May 2018 to May 2020.


Mr. Shammo has significant executive management, financial, and operational experience, including service as chief financial officer, for large publicly traded companies in the telecommunications industry, where technology and connectivity are integral to the business. He has led major business units, with responsibility for sales, marketing, and customer service for customers worldwide. He is also a certified public accountant and qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC regulations.