Lydia R. Pulley

Lydia is Senior Vice President - State Government and Regulatory Affairs of Verizon.

Lydia's team has enterprise-wide accountability for effective advocacy and defense of Verizon's positions on political and policy matters at all levels of state and local government across the 50 states. The team also collaborates with all business units in the administration of the Verizon Foundation's philanthropic program throughout the states. On the legal front, Lydia's team is responsible for representing all of Verizon's business units in regulatory matters nationwide and related court proceedings.

Before joining Verizon, Lydia was in private practice in Washington, DC with Wilmer Hale, where she focused on civil litigation and government investigations. Lydia began her legal career as a clerk to Robert Merhige, Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Prior to law school Lydia was a planning engineer for C&P Telephone Company of Virginia.

Lydia received her law degree from the University of Virginia, and she received her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and chemistry from the College of William and Mary, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

She and her husband, Rodney Willett, have 3 children.