SAN ANTONIO, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Randall Stephenson today assumed the position of chairman of the board and chief executive officer of AT&T Inc. , one of the world's leading telecommunications companies.
Stephenson, 47, succeeded Edward E. Whitacre Jr. who retired from both positions today.
"Today's AT&T is a brand-new company, with wireless at the heart of what we do, supported by an unmatched heritage of innovation and service," said Stephenson.
"Ed Whitacre transformed an industry and re-established a great American icon in his remarkable career," Stephenson said. "The new AT&T is built to provide today's customer with innovative communications and entertainment, anytime and anywhere."
Stephenson announced that the following executives will report to him:
-- Bill Blase, 52, senior executive vice president, Human Resources
-- Jim Callaway, 60, senior executive vice president, Executive Operations
-- Jim Cicconi, 54, senior executive vice president, External and
-- Cathy Coughlin, 49, senior executive vice president and global
-- Ralph de la Vega, 55, group president, Regional Telecommunications and
-- Rick Lindner, 52, senior executive vice president and chief financial
-- Forrest Miller, 54, group president, Corporate Strategy and Development
-- Stan Sigman, 60, president and chief executive officer, AT&T Mobility
-- Ron Spears, 59, group president, Global Business Services
-- John Stankey, 44, group president, Operations Support
-- Wayne Watts, 53, senior executive vice president and general counsel
-- Ray Wilkins, 55, group president, Diversified Businesses
"We are focused on developing innovative ways to meet our customers' communications needs while providing the best, most reliable and easiest service possible," said Stephenson.
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