Beth SasfaiSVP, Governance & Chief ESG Officer at Verizon
Beth Sasfai is Verizon’s Senior Vice President & Chief ESG Officer. She is responsible for the company’s ESG strategy, disclosure, and related stakeholder advocacy. Her team is additionally responsible for governance policy, compliance with federal and state corporate and securities laws, providing legal support to the corporate secretarial function, and advising on other general corporate matters.
In her current role, Ms. Sasfai 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, Ms. Sasfai was Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Litigation for Verizon corporate. In that role, Ms. Sasfai was responsible for litigation and dispute resolution nationally for Verizon's corporate, wireline, wireless and enterprise and government businesses.
Ms. Sasfai brings more than 20 years of experience to her role, including a strong background in regulatory, governance, public policy and corporate litigation. Ms. Sasfai 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, Ms. Sasfai practiced in the corporate and litigation groups of the New York City offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton.
Ms. Sasfai 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, Massachusetts. She is admitted to practice in federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey.