Former Verizon New Jersey CEO Heads New Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship

Dennis Bone Dennis M. Bone, former president and CEO of Verizon New Jersey, now heads the University’s Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at the School of Business.

During his tenure at Verizon New Jersey, Bone transformed the company from a voice-driven telecommunications company into a robust voice, data and video company.

 “Under Dennis’ able leadership, entrepreneurship will become an integral component of the management education experience for the University’s students, and I expect the Feliciano Center will become an invaluable resource not just for the University community, but also for the state and the region,” said University President Susan A. Cole.

With his appointment in January, Bone became the inaugural director of the center, which was funded by a $1 million gift from Mimi and Edwin Feliciano ’82. “The Center will play a pivotal role in furnishing Montclair State students with the tools and skills they need to succeed as entrepreneurs in today’s rapidly evolving world market,” Bone said. “I look forward to positioning the University as a leader in market-centered entrepreneurial education and new venture creation.”