NEW YORK—Rose Stuckey Kirk has been named vice president of public relations for corporate reputation at Verizon Communications. She will lead strategy, implementation and measurement of communications focused on Verizon's corporate responsibility, philanthropy and sustainability initiatives. In addition, she will be a part of the communications leadership on issues and initiatives affecting the company.
Kirk will report to Tom Tauke, Verizon executive vice president of public affairs, policy and communications.
Kirk has more than 25 years' experience in telecommunications. Most recently, she served as vice president of sales operations for Verizon Wireless, responsible for the company's national sales distribution operations for the enterprise and government segment. Prior to that, she was vice president of corporate employee communications and vice president of partner sales and customer service for Verizon's small to medium business segment.
In addition to her sales and marketing expertise, Kirk has significant experience in communications and journalism. A former news reporter for the Pine Bluff Commercial in Arkansas and the Times Daily in Alabama, she has received writing awards from The Associated Press and the Chairman's Award from the New York Times for news reporting.
Kirk began her career in telecommunications as a speechwriter in 1986.