John Nitti joined Verizon in 2015 as chief media officer, responsible for the strategic development and day-to-day operations for media, sponsorships and digital marketing. Leading online marketing efforts, Mr. Nitti oversees paid search, search engine optimization and mobile and programmatic media buying. He works to drive deeper engagement with key sports and sponsorship partners such as the NFL, the NBA and INDYCAR. Also in 2015, John was awarded by the John A. Reisenbach Foundation for his commitment to public service. In 2013, he co-founded Madison Avenue Rebuilds Staten Island to help people rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. John actively participates in events that assist United States troops abroad and underserved youth in New York City. He also coaches a Catholic School Recreational soccer team. John holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing and finance from Wagner College. He, his wife Noelle and their two sons live on Staten Island in New York.