Verizon Communications, the $110 billion communications services provider, appointed Mike Stefanski senior vice president of investor relations. He succeeds John Doherty, who will head Verizon’s strategic mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures division. Stefanski, pictured at right, most recently was treasurer and senior vice president for the New York-based company and previously served as CFO of Verizon’s consumer and mass business and global wholesale unit. Earlier he was controller and vice president at Verizon Wireless. Stefanski joined Bell Atlantic, a predecessor to Verizon, in 1990 after working at Ernst & Young.