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BIG 5G Event
15-17 May, 2023
Austin Convention Center, Austin

Krys Grondorf
Director, Communications at Verizon

Profile

Krys Grondorf brings more than 25 years of experience to her role as Director of Communications at Verizon Business. She currently leads external, executive and employee communications for Verizon's Public Sector (federal, state, local and education products and services) and Verizon Connect (mobile resource and fleet management software platform) business units, and its first responder network and technology, Verizon Frontline.

Krys also led Verizon Connect’s women’s programs for two years, and was responsible for and emceed Rise, its inaugural women’s conference. She was also a squad leader for Verizon’s company-wide diversity and inclusion program, Women of the World.

She joined Verizon in 2016 as part of its acquisition of Telogis, a leading provider of mobile workforce and fleet management solutions. As the vice president of communications at Telogis, she led the mar-comm, executive communications and public relations strategies that helped position the company for multiple funding rounds, including a $93 million Series A led by Kleiner Perkins, and its eventual acquisition.

Prior to Telogis, Krys spent nearly 15 years leading PR agency teams, serving as a vice president and managing director at top-ranked tech PR firm, Atomic PR, and as a director at both Citizen Relations and B/HI, providing comprehensive, full-service PR and reputation management support for global brands including Sony Electronics, Dolby, Duracell, Aflac, Luvs and LG Electronics.

Earlier in her career she worked in the entertainment industry as a junior publicist for well-established and up-and-coming television and film talent, including the Lauren Bacall’s Oscar bid for her role in the film The Mirror Has Two Faces. She also led the PR campaigns for the legendary video games, Fallout 2 and Baldur’s Gate at Interplay Entertainment.

Krys holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications with an emphasis in public relations from California State University, Fullerton. She is based in Orange County, California with her husband, two teenage boys, pet terrier and a newly adopted tortoise.

Agenda Sessions

  • Fireside Chat | Mentors and Career Sponsors: Why You Need One

    3:45pm