AT&T realigns top management team

AT&T (NYSE: T) is reshuffling its top management deck, naming John Stankey as its new strategy chief and making other changes it believes will better position itself for new growth opportunities.

John Stankey, AT&T


In addition to leading the AT&T's business solutions division, Stankey is well known for helping drive AT&T's wireless network build out.

"Stankey, who has led nearly every major AT&T business unit during his 27-year career, will be responsible for developing the roadmap to maximize future growth opportunities," AT&T said in a release announcing the changes Monday.

The service provider also made changes to its wireline division and technology leadership.

To capitalize on wireline consumer and business service growth, AT&T has appointed Andy Geisse as its new senior executive vice president, AT&T Business and Home Solutions. In this new role, the 32-year company veteran will oversee both the business segment and Home Solutions team focused on its U-verse video, broadband, and voice operations.  

With Geisse taking over the consumer helm, Ralph de la Vega will become president and CEO of AT&T Mobility. Current CTO John Donovan will take on the role of senior executive vice president, AT&T Technology and Network Operations.

Each of these executives will continue to report directly to current AT&T CEO and Chairman Randall Stephenson.

On the way out is Forrest Miller, who oversaw AT&T's M&A and corporate strategy. Miller is retiring after 30 years with the telco.

For more:
- see the release
- Reuters has this article

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