Senior Executive Vice President, Home Solutions, AT&T Inc.
Lori Lee, Senior Executive Vice President-Home Solutions, is responsible for leading strategy, marketing and operations for AT&T’s wireline consumer organization, including IP broadband, home phone, Customer Information Services, and AT&T’s suite of U-verse® services. She also oversees all AT&T U-verse television content and AdWorks advertising solutions.
Lee’s organization is responsible for nearly 36 million consumer connections across AT&T’s 22-state footprint, generating nearly $23B in annualized revenues. As of 2Q 2014, that includes 11.5 million AT&T U-verse broadband subscribers and 5.9 million subscribers to AT&T’s award-winning U-verse TV service – the fastest growing TV provider in the United States.
Total U-verse revenues, including business, grew nearly 25 percent year over year in 2Q 2014, approaching an annualized revenue stream of $15B. Her team added nearly 2.4 million U-verse high speed Internet subscribers and nearly 850,000 U-verse TV customers in the past 12 months alone. As of 2Q 2014, U-verse now represents about 70 percent of all AT&T wireline broadband subscribers. U-verse is AT&T’s fastest-growing part of the business.
In her leadership role, Lee is responsible for delivering on the planned wireline investment of Project Velocity IP to continue AT&T’s leadership as a premier broadband company. That investment plan includes an upgrade for U-verse to speeds up to 100 Mbps – and extension of AT&T’s advanced IP wireline network to approximately 57 million customer locations by year-end 2015.
In addition to those speed upgrades, AT&T offers U-verse® with AT&T GigaPower—its ultra-fast fiber network which will deliver broadband speeds up to 1Gbps. AT&T recently announced plans to expand GigaPower to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide.
Prior to her current position, Lee served as chief marketing officer for Home Solutions and before that, as chief marketing officer for Small Business. She joined AT&T in 1997 and has held numerous leadership positions, including roles in finance, investor relations, customer service, corporate strategy and others. Before joining AT&T, Lee worked at Earthgrains Co. and Mallinckrodt Medical Inc.; she began her career at Price Waterhouse.
In 2013, Lee was selected as one of 10 executives for FierceTelecom’s Women in Wireline feature, as one of 13 executives for Multichannel’s Women to Watch list, as a Top 100 under 50 Diverse Executive Leader by Diversity MBA magazine, and was honored in the annual Dallas Business Journal’s Women in Business edition as a top woman in Dallas business. Under Lee’s leadership, AT&T was named by Frost & Sullivan as Video Company of the Year for AT&T U-verse. Additionally, AT&T U-verse won the Women’s Choice Award as “America’s Most Recommended Brand for Broadband, Television and Phone Service Provider”. Lee is an active board member of the American Film Institute.
Lee holds a B.S. in business administration and an MBA from Washington University. She lives in Dallas with her husband and two sons.