Sonia Estévez started her career at AT&T in Bell Laboratories where she developed cordless phones as a Physical Designer. She then was hand-picked to start the Cellular Telephone Development division in AT&T Consumer Products where she designed AT&T Consumer Product’s first cellular phones. In 1992, she received the Most Promising Engineer Award by the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corp (HENAAC) magazine. After earning her MBA, she joined Samsung Telecommunications America and was responsible for product planning of the first Samsung cellular phones in the US market.
In 1996, she relocated to head a team that would launch local calling services for Cable & Wireless to take advantage of new regulatory laws. Two years later, she also took over the Product Management Organization for all products at Cable & Wireless. In 2000, after her second child, she decided to become a consultant for both Cable & Wireless and several small telecommunication companies in the area while teaching science at her children’s pre-school. In 2004, she moved to work for Verizon Wireless in their Device Strategy Group. In 2006, Samsung called her to head the product group for cell phones supporting Verizon Wireless. She is currently the Product Director of the account team.
Ms. Estévez has a BA in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MS in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from the Wharton School (Univ. of Pennsylvania). Ms. Estévez is also a Girl Scout Brownie Troop Leader. She and her husband have three children.