Vice President - Senior Privacy Officer, Verizon
B.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering; MBA George Washington University

As Vice President-Senior Privacy Officer at Verizon, Kathy Zanowic is responsible for developing and implementing privacy programs and policies enterprise-wide.  She ensures that privacy issues are identified and resolved in the design and development of consumer-focused products and services and advises product and technical teams on privacy controls and permissions for data collection and use practices across networks, technologies and devices. She also responds to laws, regulations, government inquiries, legislation, new industry practices and consumer trends affecting Verizon, its employees and its customers in areas including privacy, big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. 

Prior to her current position, Ms. Zanowic was Vice President- Federal Government Relations at Verizon and had responsibility for maintaining legislative relationships in the U.S. Congress.  Here, she specialized in policy areas including telecom and cable competition, antitrust, intellectual property, and privacy.

Ms. Zanowic holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from George Washington University.  She is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals as an Information Privacy Professional and Information Privacy Technologist. 

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1985, 1992 G