Mariana Agathoklis
Mariana Agathoklis

Verizon has tapped Mariana Agathoklis for the VP-corporate communications post that was formerly held by Torod Neptune, who left in March after a nearly two-year stint for Lenovo.

The ex-VP communications at MTV takes charge of external communications and issues, reporting to Jim Gerace, chief communications officer from her perch in Basking Ridge, NJ.

At MTV, Agathoklis worked on its series, specials, awards & news programming across the digital, mobile and social platforms. She also was responsible for corporate/brand initiatives, as well as promoting the Viacom unit's leadership team.

Agathoklis joined MTV in 2005 from Porter Novelli.

Known for its wireless network, Verizon's Oath unit includes social/digital/video brands such as AOL, TechCrunch, Yahoo, HuffPost, engadget, MAKERS and tumblr.