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Joseph L. Askew, Jr., Esq.
Joseph L. Askew, Jr. joined Verizon Washington, DC in 1999. He holds the position of Vice President, State Government Affairs where he is responsible for working with Washington, DC and Maryland legislative and executive officials on policy matters (technology, healthcare, labor, and tax) that impact innovation, investment and the company’s ability to operate and compete in the market place in seeking to meet consumers and investors growing demands.
Prior to joining Verizon, Joseph worked as a commercial lending officer for Bank of America, formerly NationsBank, legislative clerk for the Committee on Public Works and the Environment for the Council of the District of Columbia, legislative intern for Congresswomen Lynn Woolsey (D-6th-CA), and served as a commissioned officer for the United States Army Military Police Corp.
Joseph is a boardmember of the DC Arc, Board of the Trustees at the University of the District Columbia, MD and DC Utilities Association, and DC Economic Partnership. He is also serves as a government affairs representative to the Washington Government Relations Group, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, DC Chamber of Commerce, MD Tech Council and DC Political Action Committee.
Joseph graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a minor in Public Administration. He holds a juris doctorate from the District of Columbia School of Law. He has been admitted to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court Bar.
He is also a graduate of Leadership Greater Washington and Leadership Fayetteville and a current member of Leadership Montgomery County.