Vice President Core Network Engineering, Verizon
George Riggins is currently the Vice President of Core Network Engineering for Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ). Based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Mr. Riggins leads the team with global responsibility for engineering the IP networks supporting Verizon Wireless, the largest wireless company in the United States, and Verizon Wireline with connectivity to over 2,600 cities. This includes Verizon’s industry leading Intelligent Edge Network, and core MPLS networks serving 99% of the Fortune 1000 companies. Additionally, George leads the engineering of Verizon’s Fios backbone – the most advanced 100% fiber-to-the-home network in America.
After having served as an Attack Helicopter Pilot and War Planner in the United States Army, Mr. Riggins joined Verizon as a Central Office Engineer. He held positions of increasing responsibility in Central Office and Field Engineering, Verizon Advanced Data, Video Network Engineering and Processes Engineering.
Mr. Riggins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and General Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University.