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May 18, 2021—Chris Levendos to receive JA of New York 2021 LHV Champions Award

On Tuesday, May 18, Junior Achievement of New York will honor Chris Levendos, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer-Fiber of Crown Castle, with the 2021 Lower Hudson Valley Champions Award during its virtual Champions Celebration. The 2021 Lower Hudson Valley Champions Celebration brings together business leaders, educators, and supporters with the goal of raising funds for Junior Achievement of New York, the leading provider of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness programs for K-12 students in New York City, Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley.

The Champions Celebration includes engaging interviews, panels, and special guests. The evening will culminate with the presentation of the 2021 Champions Award to Chris Levendos.

The event will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 6:00pm ET. To register, visit


About the 2021 Lower Hudson Valley Champions Award Honoree

Chris Levendos was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Fiber at Crown Castle in December 2020. Crown Castle’s comprehensive portfolio of towers, small cells, and fiber gives people and communities access to essential data, technology and wireless service and opens the door to countless opportunities and possibilities. Chris has more than 30 years of experience operating and leading large fiber network organizations, previously serving as Executive Vice President of Field Operations for Frontier Communications Corporation as well as leading network deployment and operations as an executive of Google Fiber Inc. Prior to his time with Google Fiber, Mr. Levendos spent most of his career at Verizon Communications Inc. in a variety of operating roles within the company’s wireline division.

A resident of Scarsdale, Levendos holds a B.A. in History from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, a Master of Urban Planning degree from New York University and a Master of Telecommunications Management degree from Stevens Institute of Technology.

About Junior Achievement of New York

Junior Achievement of New York is the local affiliate of Junior Achievement USA, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. We recruit, train, and mobilize thousands of corporate, community, and student volunteers annually to provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. JA New York delivers more than 57,000 student experiences per year to more than 240 NYC, Long Island and Lower Hudson Valley public schools. Visit for more information.

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