Beth Sasfai is Verizon’s senior vice president, governance and chief ESG officer. She is responsible for the company’s ESG strategy, disclosure and related stakeholder advocacy. She leads a cross-functional team of lawyers and sustainability professionals responsible for corporate governance policy and Board affairs; ESG commitments, reporting and engagement; business and human rights; digital trust and safety; compliance with corporate and securities laws; legal support to investor relations and external reporting; and advising on other general corporate matters
In her current role, Beth serves as a management liaison to the Corporate Governance & Policy Committee of the Verizon Board of Directors, the committee charged with overseeing sustainability, governance, public policy and reputational risk.
Previously, Beth was vice president and associate general counsel, litigation for Verizon corporate. In that role, Beth was responsible for litigation and dispute resolution nationally for Verizon's corporate, wireline, wireless and enterprise and government businesses.
Beth brings more than 20 years of experience to her role, including a strong background in regulatory, governance, public policy and corporate litigation. Beth previously served as a state regulatory attorney for Verizon New Jersey responsible for the operating company's day to day legal and regulatory issues, including actions at the public service commission and state and federal courts.
Before joining Verizon, Beth practiced in the corporate and litigation groups of the New York City offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton.
Beth holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated magna cum laude and a Bachelor of Sociology from Simmons College in Boston. She is admitted to practice in federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey.