Verizon Foundation President Rose Stuckey Kirk Honored at 14th Annual '25 Influential Black Women in Business' Awards Luncheon

Verizon Foundation President Rose Stuckey Kirk Honored at 14th Annual '25 Influential Black Women in Business' Awards Luncheon

Thursday, March 22nd, the Network Journal honored Rose Stuckey Kirk, President of the Verizon Foundation, to the publication’s 2012 list of 25 Influential Black Women in Business at the Journal’s 14th anniversary luncheon, held in conjunction with Women’s History Month. 

Kathryn C. Brown, senior vice president of public policy and corporate responsibility for Verizon, said: “We are very proud of Rose and the significant contributions she has made throughout her career. As the president of the Verizon Foundation, she is helping us rethink how our philanthropic and business efforts can most benefit underserved communities and helping to solve some of society’s most pressing issues.”  

Kirk has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has served in senior leadership roles in public affairs, sales operations, employee communications, sales and customer service, marketing, product development, strategy, advertising, and executive speechwriting.

“The women we honored this year are in the forefront of American leadership and symbolize the diversity and advancement that has occurred across industry lines,” said TNJ Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin. 

Brenda Blackmon, co-anchor of My9 WWOR-TV and author of “A Mom’s Story,” was the presenter at the luncheon. The event annually attracts a who’s who of prominent business executives in various industries. This year’s sponsors are Entergy, L’Oreal USA, Macy’s, State Farm, Wells Fargo, WNYC Radio, and 107.5 WBLS-FM Radio.

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