Albers School of Business and Economics


Melinda Early

Marketing Manager
Verizon Wireless

Company Description

Consistently recognized for fastest wireless speeds, best call quality and most reliable performance, Verizon Wireless leads the way with the nation’s largest 4G LTE network, covering nearly 75 percent of the U.S. population. Verizon’s industry-leading 4G LTE network is one-of-a-kind in the Pacific Northwest covering Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Bellevue, Bellingham, Spokane, Portland, Vancouver, Salem, Eugene and expanding every month to new markets. Verizon also provides the strongest lineup of 4G LTE-enabled devices for consumers, and a growing list of connected devices and applications in the high-growth Machine-to-Machine (M2M) category that is driving business efficiency.

Job Description

Marketing Manager.

Employment History

I have held various marketing positions in corporate and small/medium business environments.  I am currently at Verizon Wireless where I have spent the last 9 years leading key marketing initiatives that include: blue chip sponsorships, events, brand strategy and merchandising for mass consumer and business to business.  My previous roles include marketing for Seattle's Best Coffee and promotions / advertising for a start up company.


MBA, Seattle University
BA, Communications/Advertising, University of Washington

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

In Seattle, at or around campus area; evenings work the best.