Linda Avery

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Linda is the strategic voice and visionary for data and analytics at Verizon, focused on making Verizon an AI powerhouse. Linda joined Verizon in September 2019 and has grown the Data and Analytics organization to approaching 1000 contributors by the end of 2020, covering a broad range of disciplines from Data Governance, Data Engineering, AI Industrialization, to data literacy development.
Prior to this role, Linda was the first Chief Data Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where she shaped the Central Bank’s data strategy, establishing a new Data Science organization from the ground up.

Previously, Linda had a 20 year career at Goldman Sachs, where she was a Managing Director of Technology and co-chaired the Women in Technology Global Network, and the IT Career Development Committee.

In April 2019, Linda was awarded the honor of “U.S. Chief Data Officer of the Year” by the CDO Club.

Linda earned her Bachelor’s from Bucknell University. She is married with one daughter, and lives in Summit NJ. She enjoys sailing out of New York Harbor.