Paul Vasington is a Director-State Public Policy with Verizon Communications. He has been in that position since February 2005. Mr. Vasington was chairman and commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy from 1998-2003, and he was on the staff of that agency from 1990-1996. In 1996-1998 and 2003-2005, he was a consultant with a focus on the regulated energy and communications industries. Mr. Vasington is a graduate of Boston College and has a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University.