Dennis M. Bone

School of Business Convocation Speaker

Dennis M. Bone is president of Verizon New Jersey and responsible for all of Verizon’s corporate interests in New Jersey.

Bone received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the West Virginia University Institute of Technology, a Master of Business Administration degree in finance and economics from Rutgers University, and a Master of Science degree in counseling from The Johns Hopkins University.

A 33-year veteran of Verizon, Bone began his career as an outside plant engineer for New Jersey Bell. He worked in operations, competitive assessment, regulatory matters, and external affairs at New Jersey Bell before being named president and chief executive officer of Bell Atlantic—West Virginia in 1995. In 2000, he was named president of Verizon New Jersey.

An executive with extensive service commitments, Bone serves as chairman of the New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission, and chairman of Choose New Jersey. He is a member of the Boards of Trustees of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the Newark Alliance, the Liberty Science Center, the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Aviation Research and Technology Park. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the New Jersey Utilities Association.