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Victoria R. (Vickie) Lonker

Verified Thinkfluencer
Former VP
Verizon

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Until her retirement, Vickie was a three-decade veteran at Verizon, her last role being Vice President of Public Sector Solutions & Product Management. A leading figure in US telecoms, she has appeared on CNBC discussing the future of 5G technology and was named a Top Mover & Shaker in Telecom by Fierce Telecom and to Capacity Media’s Women in Telco list.

Fun Fact Vickie has played golf with Arnold Palmer, zip-lined in Alaska, pet a kangaroo in Australia, and plays the guitar.

Full Bio Victoria Lonker has over 30 years of experience in the Telecom industry as a senior executive at Verizon and its predecessor companies. Prior to her retirement, she was the Vice President of the Product Management organization responsible for delivering communication and IT solutions to U.S. Public Sector customers. Prior to this role, Lonker was Vice President, Global Product Management responsible for developing and managing a $32B portfolio of global products leveraging technologies such as 4G/5G, internet, MPLS, wave, and Ethernet. She was the visionary behind Verizon’s SDN product strategy and brought to life key offers such as Virtual Network Services and Secure Cloud Interconnect. Her teams of over 235 outstanding humans in over 35 countries delivered innovation, P&L, and life cycle responsibilities for these portfolios to enable business outcomes for Verizon customers.

A multi-faceted leader who builds strong teams in collaborative cultures drives breakthrough innovation results with impact and is fueled by new challenges, Vickie’s career has included leadership roles in Product Management, Finance (Pricing & Contract Management), Solutions Architecture / Deal Development, Marketing, Sales and Sales Engineering. Her tenure at GTE and Bell Atlantic included roles in Customer Network Engineering, Network Planning, Transmission Engineering, and Switching Engineering.


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