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HOPE HARLEY held senior positions at Verizon for over 28 years in Sales and Marketing, Engineering and External Affairs. Her final assignment was as Director of External Affairs in New York City, where she was responsible for maintaining Verizon’s relationship with key stakeholders and elected officials as well as providing support for nonprofit organizations and managing employee volunteer activities. Ms. Harley is a graduate of the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury. She received an MBA in Organizational Development from Pace University and a Certificate in Corporate Community Relations from Boston College. Ms. Harley has served on numerous boards including The Harlem School of the Arts, the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and Audubon Partnership for Economic Development. She is past chair of Hearts and Hammers in the Bronx, an organization that renovates homes for senior citizens and the disabled. She serves on the Jackie Robinson Foundation scholarship selection committee. Ms. Harley was the founding President of the Board of Directors of Bronx Children’s Museum from 2010 through 2021.

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