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Sonia Ramsey

Industry Leadership of the Year

Sonia Ramsey and her team are a driving force behind how today’s technology is fundamentally redefining the way state and local government and education organizations connect and engage with the public. As the leader of Lumen Technologies’ state, local and education team, Ramsey helped pioneer and deliver a unique pop-up solution for securing election polling kiosks and electronic pollbooks in New York City during the 2019 election season. From delivering next-generation 911 solutions to supporting smart cities and smart campuses, Ramsey collaborates with state and local governments to help them successfully navigate their journey to digital transformation.

In September 2020 — after the nominations and voting period for the StateScoop 50 Awards had concluded — CenturyLink announced it would rebrand as Lumen Technologies. Ramsey’s title was previously regional vice president of sales, public sector at CenturyLink.