. Hon. Thomas J. Tauke

Hon. Thomas J. Tauke

Executive Vice President – Public Affairs, Policy and External Affairs

Verizon Communications


Thomas J. Tauke has held his current position at Verizon since May, 2004.  As the company’s senior policy executive, he is responsible for the development of Verizon’s public policy positions and advocacy at the local, state, federal and international levels.  He also serves as a Member of Verizon’s Leadership Council.  Before joining NYNEX (a predecessor company of Verizon) in 1991, Tauke was a Member of the House of Representatives, representing Iowa’s Second Congressional district.