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.