Scott Charlston manages corporate communications for Verizon. His area of focus includes apps, features and content on phones, tablets and other connected devices, including Family Base, HD Voice, Verizon Message+, the My Verizon app, Verizon Cloud and IndyCar Mobile app.
Scott was previously Verizon Wireless’ public relations manager for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Scott writes on the Verizon Wireless News Center website about the impact of 4G LTE wireless networks in Washington, Oregon, North Idaho and Alaska. Scott also explores the growth of mobile video, social messaging; and how emerging applications and machine-to-machine (M2M) connected devices are changing how we work and play. Charlston manages the company’s philanthropic efforts throughout the region. Following 14-years in broadcast journalism, Charlston has spent the last 16 years in Public Relations, focused on wireless.
• Scott Charlston is a 1982 graduate of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma
• He spent 14 years as a TV news reporter and anchor before switching to a career in Public Relations
• Since 2008; he’s served as public relations manager for Verizon, based in Bellevue
• He works with journalists and bloggers and also writes articles on the Verizon News Center website
• Charlston also managed the company’s philanthropic efforts in the Pacific NW, including the HopeLine program
• HopeLine provides cash grants and free phones to domestic violence shelters throughout the U.S.
My millennial children came of age in the early 2000s, before most phones had cameras; when social media meant Myspace—and screens still referred to movie theaters. When providing cell phones to our young teens, we made sure they could call and text and then tried to monitor their activity.