Executive Bios

John T. Stankey

John T. Stankey

Group President and Chief Strategy Officer, AT&T Inc.

John Stankey, Group President and Chief Strategy Officer, is responsible for developing the roadmap to maximize AT&T’s future growth opportunities, ensuring an optimal portfolio mix in AT&T’s capital allocation and corporate/business development.

Prior to his current position, Stankey served as President and CEO of AT&T Business Solutions, where he was responsible for serving AT&T's business customers worldwide, including every Fortune 1000 company and tens of thousands of small- and medium-sized businesses.

As head of Business Solutions, Stankey was also responsible for AT&T’s network operations organization, including AT&T Labs, engineering, capital planning, information technology and corporate shared services. Under his leadership, AT&T built the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network and award winning U-verse IPTV service.

Previously, Stankey served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Operations, Inc. He also has served as Group President-Telecom Operations, where he was responsible for sales, marketing, operations and network for the company's former five regional telecom units.

Stankey's other responsibilities at AT&T have included Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer, President and CEO of AT&T's Southwest Region, and President of Industry Markets.

In addition to his AT&T responsibilities, Mr. Stankey is a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association, the Board of Visitors at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, and on the Board of Directors for UPS.

A native of California, Mr. Stankey earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 1985 and a master's degree in business administration from UCLA in 1991.