AT&T shuffles execs, names first chief strategy officer

AT&T (NYSE: T) Monday reshuffled its executive lineup, for the first time naming a chief strategy officer and appointing a new senior executive VP for its business and home solutions division.

John Stankey will be the company's first CSO, and also was anointed to the newly created position of group president. The telco said Stankey has led nearly every major AT&T business unit during his 27-year career. He'll develop the roadmap for corporate development, address long-term wireless-capacity needs, capital allocation strategies and identify the best strategic paths for low-growth and non-strategic assets.

Ralph de la Vega will continue to lead AT&T Mobility, now as president and CEO. He'll focus on expanding the company's smartphone position.

Andy Geisse, who has more than three decades of experience in AT&T's business and consumers segments, becomes the new SEVP for AT&T's Business and Home Solutions. He'll lead the Home Solutions team focused on U-verse, broadband and voice services for AT&T's 22-state local wireline operations, as well as being responsible for serving the business segment--from global enterprise customers to small businesses.

John Donovan was named SEVP for the telco's Technology and Network Operations.

All four will report to AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson.

For more:
- see this release

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