Kevin Shine

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Kevin Shine is a member of the board of directors of Swim Across America and is the current vice president of Verizon Information Technology which promotes the Open Systems Engineering, Support and Operations for VerizonTelecom, VerizonBusiness and VerizonWireless. He previously lead the Verizon Information Processing Services (VIPS) organization for Verizon Telecom and Verizon Business. Shine has 22 years of experience in the IT industry, including a decade with IBM as a systems engineer, client manager, and certified consultant. Present-day responsibilities include the management of Verizon’s vast open-systems computing infrastructure and operations services for the three major Verizon network business units. This includes an installation base of over 30,000 open-systems servers in 19 domestic datacenters. In addition to Swim Across America, Shine is involved with many local charities, serving on the Board of MercyFirst Children and Family Services in Syosset, New York, and on the executive committee for our Nassau/Suffolk, Long Island, events. He graduated from Boston College in 1984 with a degree in computer science and mathematics and currently resides in Garden City, New York with his wife Loree and six children: Erinn, Bethany, Cathryne, Brenna, Mackenzie and Meredith.

Swim Across America

With the help of over 1,500 volunteers nationwide in the USA and nearly 5,000 swimmers including past and current Olympians, SAA has raised over US$41 million to help find a cure for cancer through athleticism, community outreach and direct service. Since 1987 SAA has grown to hold dozens of events all over the country, each with its own distinct personality. From San Francisco to Boston Harbor, Swim Across America began as a grassroots organization with events developing organically. Now, those events raise hundreds of thousands of dollars - and money raised is still given to local beneficiaries which happen to be some of the best in the world. Its motto is Make Waves to Fight Cancer.

The SAA community is made up of swimmers, friends, parents, sons and daughters, teachers, coaches and the well - meaning. Many of its most loyal supporters aren't swimmers, but honor family and friends by donating, volunteering, or by helping Swim Across America raise money in its continued effort to find a cure.

Swim Across America is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association.


Its board members include Hugh Curran, Bob Coakley, Pam Ryan, Matt Vossler, Evan Vosburgh, M.D., Rob Butcher, Jean Fufidio, Jack Salerno, Kevin Shine, Doug Towne, Burt Zweingenhaft. Its Scientific Advisory Committee includes Evan Vosburgh, M.D., Luis Diaz, M.D., and Alan Miller, M.D., Ph.D. Its CEO is Rob Butcher

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