Curtis Mentz is a Sr. Manager with over 33 years of experience with Verizon and its legacy companies. Over his career, he has held various management positions at Verizon including roles in sales, marketing, operations, and crisis response. He currently leads the Verizon Crisis Response Team for the western United States. This includes deploying mission critical wireless communication equipment to public safety agencies, emergency management organizations, as well as relief organizations such as the American Red Cross and many others during times of crisis and significant events. Curtis is a San Francisco Bay Area native and currently resides in San Ramon, CA. He is a graduate of Santa Barbara City College with a degree in Marketing, over 25 years with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team, and is an Emergency Medical Technician.