He succeeds William P Barr who will retire from the position of executive vice president at the end of the year. Milch will report to Barr until this happens.
Milch began his career with Verizon in 1993. He has served as senior vice president, deputy general counsel and also general counsel of Verizon business.
Headquartered in New York, Verizon Communications delivers broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to business, government and wholesale customers.