CEO, AT&T Business
Anne was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Business in September 2019. She’s responsible for a $36B operating unit which serves nearly 3 million business customers around the world, providing them with communications solutions to enable and transform their businesses. She is the first woman to hold this position and first woman of color CEO in AT&T’s history.
Previously, Anne was President - National Business, where she led over 12,000 business profession- als supporting 95 percent of AT&T’s business customers nationwide. Across all market segments, she oversaw customer experience, management of direct and indirect sales channels, the B2B Sales Development SM Program, call center support, and and DIRECTV for Business .
As a founding member of AT&T University’s governing board, Anne actively supports the company’s leadership development imperative. She’s also involved in many of AT&T’s Employee Groups worldwide and serves as the executive sponsor for AT&T’s Women of Business Employee Network and the Asia Pacific Women’s Organization. Anne coaches, mentors and inspires thousands of readers through her internal blog, which has been voted “best blog” across the company for the past 9 years.
She currently serves on the Board of the Directors of Franklin Covey Co (NYSE: FC). Anne is a member of the Dallas Mavericks Advisory Council (D-MAC), the Committee of 100, the President’s Advisory Board at Georgia Tech, and the Business Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. She is the co-author of “The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias: How to Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection, and Create High-Performing Teams,” an Amazon #1 Best Selling book, published by Simon & Schuster.
Her many contributions to business and the community are widely recognized. A few of Anne’s awards and accolades include the Gold Stevie Award as Female Executive of the Year - Business Services, and Future 50: North Texas Innovators and Disruptors You Need To Know and Woman of the Year in Technology by the National Diversity Council. Most recently, Anne was named to Fortune’s 2020 Most Powerful Women in Business list and D CEO’s 2021 Dallas 500, which features the region’s most influential leaders.
Anne holds a Master of Business Administration with distinction from The Johnson School at Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell. She is also a graduate of the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School of Music. She lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her husband, two daughters, and their rescued Australian Shepherd.