James W. Cicconi
Senior Executive Vice President-External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T, Inc.
Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president-external and legislative affairs, is responsible for AT&T's public policy organization, and is chair of the AT&T Foundation. He has served in this capacity since November 2005, following the close of the merger between SBC Communications and AT&T Corp.
Previously, Mr. Cicconi served as general counsel and executive vice president for law & government affairs at AT&T Corp. Prior to joining AT&T in September 1998, he was a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. Mr. Cicconi also served in the White House under two presidents, including two years as deputy chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush, and four years as a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan and to White House Chief of Staff James A. Baker, III.
Mr. Cicconi currently serves as a director of El Paso Electric Company, the American Council on Germany, the Foundation for the National Archives, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; is a member of the USTelecom Association executive committee, the University of Texas at Austin Development Board and the Advisory Committee on the Presidential Library - Foundation Partnerships; and is vice president of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation. He recently served as chairman of the finance committee for the commissioning of USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN77).
Mr. Cicconi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1974 and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1977. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the State Bar of Texas.