this week reported that a Cheyenne native has been put on a short list of
candidates to be Verizon's next CEO. Marni Walden, 49, who grew up in
Cheyenne, is currently Verizon's Executive Vice President and President of
Product Innovation and New Businesses.
Walden has been in her current position since February 2015, the company
states , and has
worked her way up through the ranks starting as an AirTouch Cellular branch
director in Colorado and Wyoming, before serving stints as a regional
president in several locations and as the chief marketing officer.
According to Bloomberg, should Walden be selected as the new CEO she would
be the first woman to ever hold the position.
Walden has been instrumental with go90, a project challenging YouTube. She
oversees AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, and is a major player in Verizon's
discussions to potentially purchase Yahoo and grow its digital media
*photo h/t Verizon Communications Inc.*
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