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Sharon K. Cepeda

Verizon Wireless, Legal & Corporate Security Department
Staff Counsel and Director - Compliance, Office of Inegrity & Compliance
Basking Ridge, NJ, USA


Sharon Cepeda is Staff Counsel and Director-Compliance in Verizon Wireless’ Office of Integrity & Compliance.  In this capacity, Ms. Cepeda is responsible for planning, directing and managing the company’s comprehensive ethics, compliance and business conduct program.  In addition, her responsibilities include the design and implementation of training programs to communicate the ethics and compliance standards and procedures to Verizon Wireless’ employee base of more than 77,000.  She also manages the companywide confidential reporting program. 

Before joining Verizon Wireless, she served as assistant secretary of GPU, Inc. for eleven years prior to its merger with FirstEnergy Corporation.  In that role, she counseled its Board of Directors and executive management on matters of corporate governance, managed the code of business conduct and insider trading compliance programs and counseled employees on antitrust compliance.  She also worked with the Legal Division in designing and conducting ethics and compliance training and managed the day-to-day operations of the program.

Ms. Cepeda graduated with honors from the College of St. Elizabeth, holds and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law and has been admitted to the bars of New York and New Jersey.

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