Michelle Ifill

Retired, Corporate Executive

Prior to her retirement, Ms. Ifill was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Verizon Corporate Services Group, Inc. In this role Ms. Ifill was responsible for primary legal oversight and support of the Chief Administration Office, which included Sourcing, Global Real Estate, Vendor Management, Sustainability, Aviation and Fleet Management. Ms. Ifill also had responsibility for a variety of information technology, cyber security, intellectual property and financial services areas. Before this most recent appointment, Ms. Ifill was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Verizon’s Enterprise Solutions business unit. In this capacity, she was responsible for representing the legal and regulatory interests for Verizon’s $18 billion global business unit which oversees all of Verizon's wireless, wireline, IT and Cloud capabilities for enterprise and government customers globally.

Ms. Ifill is the founder of The Women’s Excellence Network (WEN) a professional business development and relationship building organization. Relatedly, she has continued her practice of providing executive coaching and diversity & inclusion training. She and her husband are also entrepreneurs in the development and management of their Caribbean resort and conference venue, Villa La Maison Michelle, Barbados www.lammbarbadosvilla.com.

Ms. Ifill is a founder and former Co-Chair of the Verizon Legal Diversity & Inclusion Council, is the Governance Committee Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for SUNY Purchase College Foundation, and is active with the National Bar Association as Co-Chair of its annual General Counsel Invitational, as well as on the Advisory Board of the NBA 2025 GC Initiative. Passionate about preparing and empowering our next generation of leaders, Ms. Ifill is honored to be an Advisory Board Member of the Ron Brown Scholar Program.

Ms. Ifill received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and her law degree from Harvard Law School. Ms. Ifill lives in Westchester County, NY with her husband and teenage daughter.

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