Elise Neel is a daughter of the King, wife, mother, tap dancer and executive. During the day, she works as Verizon’s Senior Vice President, New Business Incubation, scaling new software automation businesses in the areas of drones, robotics, location technology, sensor fusion and other frontier technologies that will shape the 5G future. In the evenings, she operates as a chauffeur and chef to her children.
In addition to leading New Business Incubation, Elise is the Global Lead of the Women’s Association of Verizon Employees (WAVE) employee resource group. With more than 13,000 members in 32 countries, WAVE is a pivotal advocate for women at Verizon, arming members with real-life skills, training, and leadership development opportunities.
Elise, her husband Rich, and their three children live in Colorado, contribute at Plum Creek Church and aim to be used as the hands and feet of Jesus in their community.