Global Conference 2010
Vice President, Open Development, Verizon Wireless
Anthony Lewis is Vice President of Open Development at the wireless provider Verizon Wireless. The new Open Development initiative will enable the development community to create devices, software and applications beyond those the company offers but which can run on the Verizon network. Prior to this appointment, Lewis was president of Verizon, Washington, D.C., a position he held since 2004. In this role, he oversaw all of Verizon's operations in the nation's capital. Lewis joined Verizon, then the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Virginia, in 1986, and held various positions of increasing responsibility in product line management, sales and regulatory. Lewis serves the board of Elizabeth City State University and Fight for Children, among others. He holds a B.A. from Elizabeth City State University, an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and certificates from the University of Pennsylvania′s Wharton School of Business Leadership Development Program and the Johns Hopkins Leadership Development Program.