Leadership Bios

Leadership Bios

Vernon Irvin

With more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in internet, telecommunications and media operations, Vernon Irvin is President of Local Government, Medium and Small Business Markets (LGMS) for CenturyLink.

Before he joined CenturyLink, he led the Midwest Sales and Marketing team at Time Warner Cable. Prior to Time Warner, Vernon led SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s marketing efforts as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, with responsibility for setting their overall strategic direction and driving growth.

Vernon joined SiriusXM from VeriSign, where he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager for the company’s communications services group, with revenues of $1 billion and more than 2,000 employees in 19 countries. While there, he oversaw sales, marketing, media and advertising, product management, strategic development and network operations. During his tenure, revenue for the communications services group doubled in two years. 


He also held an international executive position based in London for British Telecommunications, where he led the worldwide $1 billion applications infrastructure management business, with more than 2,000 employees focused on the global satellite content distribution business and global hosting centers.


Vernon has served on the boards of CTIA, US Telecom and the Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary. He is currently on the boards of Denver Mile High United Way, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Denver Partnership.

Vernon holds a Bachelor's Degree in Information Science from the University of Cincinnati.