NEW YORK—Verizon has named Torod Neptune as vice president of communications, products and services. He will lead strategy and implementation for Verizon's telecom and business product lines, and will be a key part of the communications leadership on issues and initiatives affecting the company.
Neptune, who will report to Peter Thonis, Verizon chief communications officer, most recently was senior vice president and global public affairs practice leader for Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, where he led efforts to develop communications campaigns for clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia, in the technology, financial services, health care and energy industries. He also oversaw the company's Washington, D.C., and Brussels offices, its global public affairs, crisis and issues management practices, and managed several client relationships.
Prior to that role, Neptune led development of a crisis communications and response capability for the U.S. House of Representatives, as part of the office of the chief administrative officer. He also served for six years in a variety of senior communications, media relations and public affairs roles at Bank of America, including ultimately serving as senior vice president of corporate affairs.
Neptune began his career as a reporter with The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C.