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Donna Cupelo

regional president, New England, Verizon

Donna C. Cupelo is region president of Massachusetts and Rhode Island for Verizon. She has overall responsibility for the company's service delivery, capital investment and public policy in both states. Prior to her current position, Cupelo was president for Rhode Island for Verizon, responsible for service earnings, government and regulatory affairs, public policy and economic development. Prior to that, Cupelo was vice president and general manager, with accountability for Operations, Construction, Engineering, Finance, Marketing and Public Affairs for Central and Western Massachusetts. Cupelo began her career with New England Telephone in 1978 as a market administrator supporting customer services throughout Massachusetts. She has held various leadership positions within the Sales and Marketing organizations, specializing in the Finance, Insurance, and Healthcare, Education and Government Market segments. Cupelo is active in many business, civic and charitable organizations in both MA and RI. She is on the Executive Boards of the MA Private Industry Council and Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. In RI, she is a member of the boards of the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and Heritage Harbor Museum. Cupelo is the Chair of Providence College's Board of Trustees' Finance Committee. She is the past Chair of the Providence Foundation Executive Board, Vice Chair of the Business Education Roundtable and serves on Brown University's Civic Leadership Board. She is the Verizon Volunteers Pioneers Denver Chapter executive sponsor. Cupelo received a BS from Providence College and a MBA from Babson College.